Pahlavi, the eldest son of the last Iranian shah, was driven from his homeland at age 17 on the eve of the 1979 Iranian revolution. Landing at America's shores, he was educated at the University of Southern California. An outspoken critic of Tehran's strict Islamic regime, Pahlavi lives in the U.S. and frequently delivers speeches extolling the potential virtues of a secular, democratic Iran.
Royal Factoid: Pahlavi is trained as a fighter pilot.
"When you have a Robin Hood message, you can fool people."
Pahlavi on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's popularity in Iran
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