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

  • Flash of Purple Reveals Saudi Progress on Women’s Rights

    The flash of purple abayas at a conference in Saudi Arabia’s second-largest city, Jeddah, was more than a fashion statement. It’s a sign of the changes Jeddah is embracing as King Abdullah slowly loosens restrictions on women in his conservative land.

  • `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.

  • Buffett and the Prince

    After losing billions on U.S. stocks beginning in 2000, Alwaleed Bin Talal says he may become richer than the Oracle of Omaha. His strategy: holding an IPO for his luxury hotels and building the world’s tallest tower in his homeland.

  • Alwaleed’s Kingdom Beats Buffett on Hidden Treasures

    A five-month rally by Kingdom Holding Co. is giving lift to the investment record of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, the world’s 18th-richest person and self-proclaimed “Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia.”

  • Alwaleed-Backed JD.com Seeks $1.5 Billion U.S. IPO

    JD.com, the online retailer backed by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, filed to raise $1.5 billion in the first Chinese initial public offering in the U.S. since a judge suspended accounting firms.

  • Chinese Online Retailer JD.com Files for $1.5 Billion U.S. IPO

    JD.com, the Chinese online retailer backed by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, filed to raise $1.5 billion in a U.S. initial public offering.

  • Sina Said to Select Banks for $500 Million Microblogging IPO

    Sina Corp. has selected banks for an initial public offering of Sina Weibo, its Twitter-like microblogging service, that could raise about $500 million, said two people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed Criticizes Minister Over TV Host Ban

    Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal chided the kingdom’s information and culture minister for removing a TV host from the air after a guest on his show criticized the government.

  • 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.

  • Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's Wealth Rises 18%

    In today's "Movers & Shakers" Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker reports that Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, who is ranked at #24 on the Bloomberg Billionaires index, has seen his wealth rise 18 percent in the past year. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Inside Track." (Source: Bloomberg)

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