Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Prince Alwaleed

Prince Alwaleed owns 95 percent of Kingdom Holding, a publicly traded conglomerate with investments in hotels, Saudi real estate and other public stocks. He also holds an 80 percent stake in Rotana, one of the Middle East's biggest media companies. His personal possessions include palaces, private jets, jewelry and a superyacht.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal News

  • Blackstone’s Hilton Raises $2.35 Billion in Record Hotel IPO

    Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., the world’s biggest hotel operator, raised $2.35 billion in a record initial public offering for a lodging company.

  • Blackstone’s Hilton Joins Ranks of Biggest Deal Paydays

    Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., once seen as a black mark on Blackstone Group LP’s record in real estate, is poised to generate one of the two biggest private- equity profits of all time.

  • Saudi Billionaire Plans Two Cement Plants in Ethiopia

    Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi, the biggest private investor in Ethiopia, plans to build two more cement factories in the Horn of Africa nation amid an improving investment environment.

  • Billionaire Alwaleed’s CFO Said to Quit Kingdom Holding

    Shadi Sadeek Sanbar, chief financial officer at Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s Kingdom Holding Co., is planning to leave the company this month, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Iran Is Playing Obama, Says Savvy Saudi Prince

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi royal who seems to own most everything there is to own -- a chunk of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, a piece of Twitter, all of Paris’s George V Hotel, the Savoy in London, and a Boeing 747 for his personal use -- was sitting in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago the other evening (he and Bill Gates own most of Four Seasons Holdings), offering up the view -- the view of an experienced negotiator from the Middle East -- that U.S. President Barack Obama is outmatched by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed Says Obama Lacks Coherent Policy

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the billionaire investor and member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family, said President Barack Obama lacks a “comprehensive and coherent foreign policy” toward the Arab world.

  • Billionaire Alwaleed Weighs IPOs for Four Seasons

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi billionaire with stakes in companies including Citigroup Inc., is weighing options including an initial public offering for Four Seasons Holdings Inc. and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc.

  • Billionaire Alwaleed Says Twitter Should Make Money Post IPO

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi billionaire who invested $300 million in Twitter Inc. two years ago, said the company needs to focus on making money after raising $1.82 billion in an initial public offering.

  • Albright Says U.S. Must Overcome Loss of Arab World Trust

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said the U.S. must overcome a loss of trust from Arab nations that’s developed since the Iraq war as it seeks a deal with Iran on its nuclear program.

  • `Buffett of Arabia' Alwaleed Sees Wealth Wane

    Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal sits under an almost full moon near a campfire at his rustic retreat in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He’s surrounded by a zoo with zebras and giraffes, an artificial lake and a lodge that has an indoor pool, saunas and steam rooms. Three hooded falcons are perched on stands in front of him.


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