The Former Crown Prince attending with family a wedding in the U.S.
In 1989, The Washington Post reported that Pahlavi was unemployed. Asked about his sources of income, he replied that he had been financially supported by “friends and family” in the past seven years. In 2017, he told the Associated Press that since 1979 he had had no “side occupation” (with regard to political activities), adding that his money came from his family and “many who have supported the cause”. According to a December 2018 news report by Politico, “he is thought to live mainly on what’s left of his family wealth, his only full-time job being speaking out about”.