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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Forbes Sale Nears as Spice Group, Fosun Said to Plan Bids

    Forbes Media LLC is drawing interest from acquirers including China’s Fosun International Ltd. and Singapore’s Spice Global Investments Pvt, with final offers for the magazine publisher due today, people with knowledge of the matter said.

  • 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.

  • Saudi Twitter Debate Erupts as Citizens Criticize Plans

    When Saudi Arabia announced a program to provide people with affordable homes last month, only a few hours passed before online critics started attacking the performance of the Housing Ministry.

  • 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.

  • `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.

  • Billionaire Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding Posts 10% Rise in Profit

    Kingdom Holding Co., owned by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, said fourth-quarter profit gained 10 percent as the value of its investments rose.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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