You are wrong about the "average" Saudi. They are far from being free to do what they want.<quoted text>
The Saudi regime is one of the world's most repressive and undemocratic regime yet I believe was called a most-trusted ally by GWB days after 18 terrorists, 10 of which were Saudis into Penn, Pentagon and the twin towers. Wh do you throw those rich princes at me? Do you think for 1 minute that I like them and approve of their misogynous, cruel comportment?
As to the camel-herder in his tent, he chooses to live that way. Every Saudi is entitled to live better than you and me if he wants to, Rogue. All the richness they want and freedom for men, yes for men only. The women can bejewel themselves all they want as long as they cover up in their country and shut their mouths and don't drive.
60% of Saudi citizens live below poverty line: Saudi daily
If you are a member of the Saudi royal family, you will live well regardless of what you do. If you are not royal, you have to suck up to the royals to do anything.
Most of the Saudi royals did not earn what they get whereas here in America about 90% of all millionaire BUILT their fortunes though hard work.