Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud Resource Page

PRINCE ALWALEED BIN TALAL ALSAUD

THE “ARABIAN WARREN BUFFETT”

Chairman, Kingdom Holding Company

Twenty-sixth richest man of the world. The richest man of Saudi Arabia.

 

Net Worth

$19.6 B as of March 2011

 

 

Prince al-Waleed bin Talal bin Ab Al-Saud parlayed a 1979 inheritance of $15000 and a house that he mortgaged for $400,000 into a $23 billion empire. Prince Alwaleed, the world’s second richest investor (behind Warren Buffett), sleeps only five hours a day. This leaves him a lot of time to monitor his portfolio on Bloomberg, and conduct dozens of meetings and phone calls.

* Age: 56

* Source: investments, self-made

* Residence: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

* Country of Citizenship: Saudi Arabia

* Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Menlo College; Master of Science, Syracuse University

* Marital Status: Married

* Children: 2

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin AbdulAziz Alsaud was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in March 1955 to Prince Talal Bin AbdulAziz Alsaud, son of the founder of Saudi Arabia, King AbdulAziz Alsaud, and to Princess Mona El-Solh, daughter of Riad El-Solh, the first Prime Minister of modern day Lebanon and a leader of Lebanese independence.

The Prince was educated in the U.S. where he got his B. Sc. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, Menlo College, California, in 1979, and his M.A. in Social Science with honours, Syracuse University, in 1985. HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin AbdulAziz Alsaud, member of the Saudi Royal family, is a private entrepreneur and an international investor.

The Prince began building his investment portfolio in 1979, when he returned to Saudi Arabia after earning his Bachelor’s degree in the U.S.

Prince Alwaleed established a number of business ventures, initially focusing on construction and real estate. Over time, the Prince’s investments rapidly grew and eventually led to the formation of Kingdom Holding Company, which invested alongside other entities controlled by HRH, in banking, telecommunications, broadcasting & media, entertainment, hospitality, computers and electronics, agriculture, restaurants, upscale fashion, retailing, supermarkets, tourism, travel, and automotive manufacturing.

HONORARY DEGREES & ACADEMIC AWARDS

1-Doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa, University of New Haven, 1992.

2 -Doctorate in Business Management, Kyungwon University in Seoul, Korea, 1998

3 -Doctorate in Law, Syracuse University, 1999

4 -Doctorate in Law, Exeter University, 2002

5 -Doctorate in Law, American University in Cairo, 2002

6 -Doctorate in Humanities, AlAqsa University in Gaza, 2004

7 -Doctorate of Letters, honoris causa, University for Development Studies in Ghana, 2004

8 -Honorary Doctorate of Letters, The Islamic University of Uganda, 2005

9 -Honorary Doctorate, The University of the 7th of November at Carthage in Tunis, 2007

10-Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration with Distinction from the International Islamic University in Malaysia, 2007.

1-Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance in Malaysia, 2007.

12-Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from the Commission on Higher Education Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao & Wisdom International School for

Higher Education Studies in Philippines, 2008.

13-Honorary Doctorate of Commercial Sciences from The St. John’s University in New York, 2008.

14-Honorary Doctorate of Management Science from Brawijaya University- Indonesia, 2008.

15- Honorary Doctorate, honoris causa, from Thracian University in Bulgaria, 2009.

16- Honorary Doctorate, honoris causa, from Madagascar University in Antananarivo 2009

17-Honorary Doctorate, honoris causa, from Bangui University in Republic of Central Africa , 2009

18- Honorary Doctorate, honoris causa, from Edinburgh University in Scotland , 2010. Received from the Chancellor, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

19- Honorary Doctorate of Science, honoris causa from Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, 2010.Bsonia & Herzegovina.

20-2010 : an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the

Lebanese American University – LAU, Lebanon.

Presidential Medal, University of New Haven, 1999 2010: TheVermeil Medal of Saint Joseph’s University – USJ, Lebanon.

Alwaleed is the largest individual shareholder in Citigroup. He announced a $500 million investment in GM’s IPO in November. His Saudi-listed Kingdom Holding also owns 40 percent of a company that plans to build world’s tallest building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. His Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation funds a wide range of charitable causes, including aid to flood victims in Jeddah and an Islamic studies program at Harvard

Net Worth over Time: $19.6 B

* March 2011 $19.6 B

* March 2010 $19.4 B

* March 2009 $13.3 B

* March 2008 $21 B

* March 2007 $20.3 B

* March 2006 $20 B

* March 2005 $23.7 B

* March 2004 $21.5 B

* March 2003 $17.7 B

* March 2002 $20 B

The price was born March 7, 1955. Not only is he a Saudi Arabian business tycoon and investor, he is a member of the Saudi royal family. He is the nephew of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. An entrepreneur and international investor he has amassed a fortune through investments in real estate and the stock market.

He is founder, CEO and 95 percent-owner of Kingdom Holding Company. As of March 2011, Forbes, said he was the 26th richest person in the world and richest Saudi Arabian with an estimated personal wealth of $19.6 billion. He has been nicknamed by Time magazine as the “Arabian Warren Buffett”. Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has long stood out from other Saudi princes, both in his social views and his investment philosophy.

In the conservative kingdom, where showing a woman’s face in a newspaper still causes a stir, he ignores such restrictions, receiving dignitaries accompanied by his unveiled wife, Princess Ameera, and instructs papers to publish their pictures. In his office, in the sleek glass and steel 311-m Kingdom Tower, he flaunts the fact that women work alongside men without wearing the obligatory black cloak or abaya.

While Saudi clerics issue veiled threats against owners of satellite televisions and cinemas are outlawed, the prince, a nephew of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, built Rotana entertainment group, which on Tuesday agreed to welcome Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp as a shareholder. Rotana operates seven television channels and runs the Arab world’s largest record label, showcasing Arab pop stars in video clips that are often a bit too racy for the conservative public.

Moreover, while Saudi banks promote their Islamic-compliant offerings and downplay “traditional” banking, the prince made much of his fortune betting on ailing Citibank in 1991. Today, with nearly 5 per cent of Citigroup, he is the largest individual investor. The portfolio of

his 95-percent owned investment company, Kingdom Holding, also now includes Apple, News Corp, and stakes in a string of luxury hotels throughout the world, including the flagship Four Seasons as well as the George V Hotel in Paris and the Fairmont Raffles.

Such global exposure resulted in losses of SR30.98bn in the fourth quarter of 2008, causing his ranking in Forbes’ list of billionaires to slip from 19 to 22. Nevertheless, he remains the wealthiest Arab businessperson with a net worth of $16.3bn, of which Kingdom Holding, a publicly listed company in Saudi Arabia, accounts for almost half.

2009 was a difficult year in which he was forced to sell assets at a discount, and his company suffered losses of 65 percent of its capital and put the firm on the brink of delisting. To resolve this problem Prince Alwaleed last month shifted some of his Citi stake, with an estimated value of $600m, into Kingdom Holding. The ‘donation,’’ as he called it, helped shore up Kingdom’s shares, which have soared 75 per cent on heavy volume since the injection, a reverse split and reduction of capital. Kingdom reported a net profit of SR156m ($41.6m) in the fourth quarter ended December. It is difficult to inject cash with the tight credit situation, so he moved his own

shares that were not doing well from his right pocket to his left pocket, gaining over 50 per cent in the Saudi index in just a few days,’’ says Hisham Abu Jamee, chief investment officer at Bakheet Investment Group.

Alwaleed said the transfer enabled him to wipe $7.8 billion in accumulated losses from the balance sheet, indicating that it would permit new borrowing for real estate and other projects. He also reaffirmed plans for a $26bn residential and commercial project in Jeddah, which will include a more than 1000m tall tower, taller than Dubai’s 828-m Burj Khalifa.

Bankers have quietly expressed their reservations, and it remains to be seen whether financing will be available, given Dubai’s continuing real estate and debt crisis. Yet the grandson of Saudi Arabia’s founder says he is no ordinary borrower. His financial, political, and personal stature in the Middle East enables him to meet with heads of state and court and be courted by a unique pool of prospective investors.

However, analysts estimate that Kingdom Holding faces a further $4bn in unrealized losses, which may worsen as Citi, which now represents more than 60 per cent of its holdings, fails to rebound in 2010.

“In the short term the company looks ok, but with Citi announcing losses, shares may not recover soon and it may drag Kingdom’s value down along with it,” says Mr Abu Jamee.

In recognition of his business and civic accomplishments, Prince Alwaleed has been the recipient of numerous honors and accolades from many organizations, societies, monarchs and heads of state. These include 14 Honorary Doctorates from universities in the U.S., Britain, Korea, Egypt, Malaysia, Ghana, Palestine, Philippines, Tunisia and Uganda, to name only a few. The citations accompanying these honors particularly point to his financial contributions to education, international understanding, coexistence, and to the provision of assistance to the victims of natural disasters, as well as to the poor and needy, irrespective of nationality, race or creed. They refer to his fidelity to the dictum “To whom much is given, from whom much is expected.”

HIS BUSINESS

Al-Waleed began his business career in 1979 upon graduation from Menlo College California. The Prince’s activities as an investor came to prominence when he bought a substantial tranche of shares in Citicorp in the 1990s when that firm was in difficulties. With an initial investment of $550 million ($2.98 a share after adjusting for stock splits, acquisitions and spin-offs, according to Bloomberg calculations) to bail out Citibank caused by underperforming American real estate loans and Latin American businesses, his holdings in Citigroup now comprise for about $1 billion. His investments in Citibank earned him the title of “Arabian Warren Buffett”.

His stake in Citibank once accounted for approximately half of his wealth, prior to the recent financial crisis. At the end of 1990, he bought 4.9 percent of Citicorp’s existing common shares for $207 million ($12.46 per share), the most that he could without being legally obliged to declare his interest. The “Arabian Warren Buffett” in 1991, spent $590m buying new preferred shares, convertible into common shares at $16 each. This amounted to a further 10% of Citicorp and took his stake to 14.9%. Later, he also made large investments in AOL, Apple Inc., MCI Inc., Motorola, Fox News and other technology and media companies.

His real estate holdings have included large stakes in the Four Seasons hotel chain and the Plaza Hotel in New York. He sold half of his shares in the latter in August 2004. He has made investments in London’s Savoy Hotel and Monaco’s Monte Carlo Grand Hotel. He currently

holds a 10% stake in Euro Disney SCA, the company that owns, manages and maintains Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, France.

In January 2005, Al-Waleed purchased the Savoy Hotel in London for an estimated £250 million, to be managed by Fairmont Hotels; his sister, The Princess Sultana Nurul Al-Waleed owns an estimated 16 percent stake. In January 2006, in partnership with the U.S. real estate firm Colony Capital, Kingdom Holding acquired Toronto, CA-based Fairmont Hotels for an estimated $3.9 billion.

In August 2011, Al-Waleed announced that his company had contracted Saudi Binladen Group to build the next tallest building in the World, the Kingdom Tower at a height of at least 1,000 meters (3,300 ft) for SR 4.6 billion. The original plan announced in 2008 called it Arabic for “the Tower of One Mile” at 1,609 meters (5,279 ft) and an estimated cost of $10 billion. In 1997, Time Magazine reported that bin Talal owned about 5 percent of News Corporation. By 2010, Alwaleed’s stake in News Corp. was a stake of about 7 percent worth $3Bn; and News Corp. had a $70 million (9 percent) investment in Al-Waleed’s Rotana Group, the Arab World’s largest entertainment company. This review of his holdings also referred to the Al-Waleed investment AOL as if it was perhaps in the past. In June 2011 bin Tahal was linked with a takeover of Premier League football club Everton for a reported £100 million.

In December 2011, bin Talal invested $300 Million in Twitter through the purchase of secondary shares from insiders. The purchase gives Kingdom Holding a “more than 3% share” of the company, which was valued at $8Bn in late summer 2011.

Looking to other opportunities, the banking sector caught the Prince’s eye. In 1988, he acquired a controlling stake in the then ailing United Saudi Commercial Bank (USCB), and within a year he turned it into Saudi Arabia’s most profitable commercial bank. The value of the bank’s stock subsequently multiplied twenty-fold.

From there he went on to bring about a merger with the struggling Saudi Cairo Bank, thus creating the United Saudi Bank (USB). After that, Prince Alwaleed cast his eye on the more dominant Saudi American Bank (SAMBA) and came to the conclusion that a merger of USB with it would be wise, given SAMBA’s very competent managerial team. In 1999, that merger became complete. Perhaps no single transaction has catapulted Prince Alwaleed to the world’s financial stage in as spectacular a fashion as did his acquisition in 1991 of Citibank (subsequently, Citigroup) stocks.

Few people could then imagine that a Saudi Arabian, and a royal at that, would burst onto the international scene, seemingly out of nowhere, to invest so heavily in one of the major banks of the world and to help restore it to such health that it would become the leading financial institution in the world. Needless to say, this was not propelled by a sense of altruism, but by the impetus to act whenever suitable opportunities presented themselves. That investment has since brought Prince Alwaleed stellar returns, and as Citigroup’s largest individual shareholder, that segment of his total portfolio now constitutes the biggest portion of his wealth.

Significant though it is, the banking sector has not been the only focus of Prince Alwaleeds’s investment search. He has constantly scanned the spectrum for opportunities in other spheres. Over the years he has acquired substantial interests in a variety of sectors, such as hotels, real estate, media, broadcasting, entertainment, information technology, communications, upscale fashion retailing, supermarkets, health and education. Within this diversified portfolio there are investments in local companies including Savola, Tasnee, Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) and National Air Services Company Limited (NAS), and two significant real estate developments, one in Jeddah and the other in Riyadh.

The portfolio also includes investments in the recognized international names of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, George V Hotel in Paris, Fairmont Raffles International Inc., Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Songbird Estates (Canary Wharf), Apple Inc., Time Warner, News Corp., Walt Disney, Euro Disney, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Motorola, Hewlett Packard and Eastman Kodak, among others.

INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS

1991: Investment of $590 million in Citicorp, which merged with Travelers Group in April 1998 forming the world’s largest financial institution, Citigroup, with over $1 trillion of assets and around $100 billion of equity.

1993: Investment of $100 million in Saks Incorporated which operates Saks Fifth Avenue department stores, New York’s upscale fashion retailer, buying approximately a 10% stake.

1994: Acquisition of a 50% stake in Fairmont hotel chain. A share swap in 2003 has lead to a 4.9% stake in the parent company of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

1994: Investment around $345 million acquiring 24% of Disneyland Paris, located outside the French capital. Current stake stands at 17.3% of the company.

1994: Investment of $120 million to acquire 22% of the Four Seasons Hotels Inc., a Canadian luxury hotel chain. In 2007, the Board of Directors of Four Seasons jointly agreed to the US$ 3.8 billion acquisition deal by Prince Alwaleed and Bill Gates with Isadore Sharp.

1995: Acquisition of a 42% stake in the landmark New York Plaza Hotel for $300 million. In 2001, the stake increased to 50%.

1995: Jointly control with a group of international investors of Canary Wharf, the largest European real estate development project valued then at $1.2 billion.

1996: The purchase of the George V hotel in Paris for $185 million and renovating it for $120 million. After restoring its elegance and prestige, the hotel reopened in December 1999.

1997: Premier investment in the technology industry acquiring a 5% stake in Apple Computers Inc. for $115 million.

1997: Investment of $10 million in Palestine Development & Investment Ltd. Company (PADICO), engaged in construction and development projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

1997: Acquisition of a 27% stake in Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. In addition to Europe, the Swiss hotel chain is managing and developing hotels in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Qatar, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya. In 2003, the stake was raised to 33.3%.

1997: Investment of $400 million acquiring 5% of the preferred shares of News Corp., which encompasses Harper Collins, The Sunday Times-UK, Fox News, Sky, Star TV and many more.

In 1999, the investment was raised to $600 million.

1997: Investment of $146 million for 5% of Netscape, later acquired by America Online (AOL) which merged with TIME/Warner creating the world’s largest media company, AOL Time Warner. Investment was raised to more than $1 billion in 2001 and 2002.

1997: Investment of $300 million in Motorola, which specializes in wireless communications, semiconductors and electronic systems, components, and services.

1998: The purchase of 100,000 acres in Tushka, Egypt, for agricultural development through Kingdom Agricultural Development Company (KADCO). Upon completion, total investment will reach $500 million.

 2000: Investment of $400 million in Compaq Computer Corp., the world’s second largest computer company. In 2002 Compaq merged with HP creating the world’s leading consumer technology company.

2000: Investment of $100 million in Kodak, maker of photographic films and papers for a wide range of consumer, entertainment, professional, business, and health-related uses.

2000: Investment of $50 million in eBay Inc., a person-to-person trading community on the Internet. Sellers use the company’s service to exchange personal items.

2000: Investment of $50 million. The stake was raised to $100 million. In September 2001, the shareholding was increased to 5.4%.

2000: Investment of $50 million in Procter & Gamble (P&G), a world-wide manufacturer of wide ranging products.

2000: Investment of $50 million in PepsiCo, Inc.

2000: Investment of $50 million in Walt Disney, operator of media networks, studio entertainment, theme parks and resorts, consumer products, Internet and direct marketing ventures.

2003: Acquisition of nearly 5% of International Financial Advisors Company (IFA), a leading Kuwaiti investment company.

2004: Acquisition of nearly 5% of Kuwait Invest Holding Company.

2004: HRH Prince Alwaleed signs agreement with Dr. Mustafa Ghandoor allowing KHC to acquire a 40% stake in Consulting Clinics Beirut.

2004: Kingdom Zephyr is the manager of parallel Pan-African private equity funds, Pan African investment Partners Limited (“PIAP,a Mauritius company) and Pan-Commonwealth African Partners Limited (“PAIP/PCAP”), with total capital commitments of US $122.5 million.

2005: The venture between Kingdom Hotels International, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc., and Bank of Scotland Corporate, has completed the purchase of the Monte Carlo Grand hotel in Monaco and the property is to be flagged “The Fairmont Monte Carlo” in March 2005.

2005: Acquisition of a 96% interest in the 251-room Royal Palm Hotel in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, one of East Africa’s most vibrant economic hubs. The hotel, which first opened in 1995, is located in the business district of Dar Es-Salaam and overlooks the Gymkhana Gulf Club with views onto the sea.

2005: The Kingdom Hotels International, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc., and Bank of Scotland Corporate venture, has completed the purchase of the Savoy Hotel in London for $400 million.

The property is to be flagged “The Fairmont Savoy Hotel London.”

2006: Kingdom Hotels International and Colony Capital entered a US$5.5 billion acquisition agreement of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts combining it with Raffles Hotels & Resorts of Singapore.

2007: Acquisition of 29.9% if the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG). The publications that fall under SRMG include Asharg Al Awsat, Al Eqtisadiah,Arab News,Hia magazine, Al Majalla magazine, Arrajol magazine and Sayidati magazine. Furthermore, other entities that fall under SRMG are Al khaleejiya for Publicity Advertising and Public Relations and Al Madina Printing and Publishing Company.

2007: Kingdom Holding Company acquired 12% of the National Air Services Company Limited (“NAS”),a private Saudi airline company for $100 million. The ownership percentage increased to 37% in 2008.

PRIVATE ASSETTS

1995: The purchase of 25% of Rotana Audio Visual Company, the largest Saudi recording label with the top 100 Arab artists. In 2002, the stake was increased to 48%, and in 2003 to 100%. The same year saw the conversion of ART Music Channel to Rotana Music Channel, a 24-hour free-to-air channel beaming the latest Rotana video clips.

1993: Investment in LBC Sat. In 2003, a 49% acquisition of LBC Sat was completed. The ownership was increased to over 80% in 2007.

1998: Investment of $2 million for a 4% stake in the Arab Palestinian Investment Co. Ltd. (APIC), which holds stakes in telecommunications, banking, manufacturing, agriculture and insurance.

HIS BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

Time magazine first highlighted Prince Alwaleed’s buy-and-hold investment strategy and saddled him with the title of the “Arabian Warren Buffett”. Yet there are striking differences between the pair, extending beyond Alwaleed’s glamorous lifestyle. “While the prince has displayed remarkable acumen in deciding when to buy stocks… he has demonstrated little knack for knowing when to sell,” says The Middle East Intelligence Bulletin. “In fact, he has rarely parted with any major investments.” Alwaleed makes no bones about attributing his reluctance to

drop unprofitable investments to sentimentalism: “I fall in love, basically, with my companies.” But the upshot is that his overall returns have often been dire. “If the prince were an American mutual fund”, concluded The Economist in 1999, “his performance would rank in the bottom half of the industry”.

Alwaleed says that the big wins – such as his 1997 bet on the resurgence of Apple – far outweigh the non-performers. But given the importance of Citi to his portfolio, the events of the past few weeks must trouble him. And cracks may already be beginning to show. Alwaleed has been betting big on hotels, snapping up trophies, such as the London Savoy, and teaming up with Bill Gates earlier this year to take over Four Seasons Inc. “My Four Seasons shares will never be sold,” he declared. Yet this week, reports the Evening Standard, Kingdom Holdings quietly sold off the chain’s flagship Mayfair hotel for £70.5m. “When there’s a panic, I’m always happy”, remarked the bargain-hunting prince in 2005. His sunny outlook may be sorely tested this time around.

BEYOND BUSINESS

The upheavals in Egypt and Tunisia have left most Saudi leaders silent. Not this global investor, and nephew of the Saudi king. He recently called for broader political participation, fair elections and effective job creation across the Arab world–and he took his cause to a very public forum: an op-ed in the New York Times. Alwaleed has been pushing women’s advancement. Nearly 65% of the staff at his palace and Kingdom Holding, his investment vehicle, is women. In his offices and his palace, his female employees do not wear the abaya, the black body-shielding robe and head scarf that Saudi women must don in public.

SCANDAL

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, is accused of assaulting the 20-year-old while in Ibiza in August 2008. She said she woke up during the assault by a man she claims was Prince Alwaleed. This week the prince issued a statement via his investment firm Kingdom Holding Company denying the accusations, branding them ‘completely and utterly false.’ He said he was not in Ibiza in August 2008 and has not visited the island for more than 10 years. The statement also said the prince was unaware of the allegations until earlier this week and said he could have been

mistakenly identified as the attacker after someone impersonated him. The case was closed last year on the grounds of insufficient evidence but it has now been re-opened following an appeal. The prince could now be called back to the island to provide a DNA sample. Court papers said forensic tests on the woman found evidence of assaulting activity and traces of a sedative. Prince Alwaleed is a leading investor in both Citigroup and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. media empire, and held 26th place on this year’s Forbes list of the world’s richest people.

The alleged victim claims that she was lured on to the yacht Turama after her drink was spiked in the VIP area of a night club on the island. The alleged victim, who was 20 years old at the time, claims that she woke during a sexual assault on the boat by a man she claims was the prince.

The wife of billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal denied claims her husband raped a model on a yacht in Spain in 2008, saying she was with him in France when the alleged crime took place.

“I was with my husband outside of Spain the day these allegations took place in Ibiza,” Amira al-Taweel was quoted as saying by the prince’s chief of staff, Kholud al-Dussari.

“Quite simply we were not there. We were together in the French city of Cannes. I was with him all the time and we were with at least 30 people,” she said.

“Hundreds of witnesses can confirm that we were in Cannes, just as there are dozens of proofs that we were not in Ibiza in 2008.”

HIS QUOTES

1. When there’s a panic, I’m always happy

2. I am not panicking, and I am not scared, I have been through the Gulf War, the Asia crisis, and the Russian crisis.

3. If I am going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I do not do it at all.

4. My wheels are running. My investments are local, regional and international.

5. Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable of using the Internet is regarded as backward.

6. We are getting hurt, but I am a long-term investor.

7. Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable of using the Internet is regarded as backward.

8. My wheels are running. My investments are local, regional and international.

IN NEWS

1. Spain Reopens Rape case against Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal http://topustrends.com/2011/09/spain-reopens-rape-case-against-prince-alwaleed-bin-

2. Prince Alwaleed’s Twitter Investment Isn’t For Politics Or Football Scores http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisbarth/2011/12/19/prince-alwaleeds-twitter-investment-isnt-for-politics-or-football-scores/

3. Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Speaks

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/egjd45hglm/saudi-prince-alwaleed-bin-talal/

 

4. $300 Million Investment from Saudi Prince Boosts Twitter http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/12/19/300-million-investment-from-saudi-prince-boosts-twitter/

 

5. Saudi Billionaire Prince Alwaleed To Invest In Nigeria http://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonobongnsehe/2011/11/11/saudi-billionaire-prince-alwaleed-wants-to-invest-in-nigeria/

 

6. Billionaires’ Shiniest Toys

http://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonobongnsehe/2011/10/21/african-billionaires-shiniest-toys/

7. Saudi Media Mogul Prince Alwaleed Talks Hacking Scandal, News Corp. Leadership on CNN

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/saudi-media-mogul-prince-alwaleed-talks-hacking-scandal-news-corp-leadership-on-cnn_b77780

8. Princess Ameerah Wife of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal on NBC TV http://www.pakistaniscandals.com/post/1601/Princess-Ameerah-Wife-of-Prince-Alwaleed-Bin-Talal-on-NBC-TV.html

 

9. Prince Waleed Bin Talal in Scandal

http://arab365.com/saudi-prince-alwaleed-bin-talal-scandal/

10. Princess Ameerah Wife of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal denies the rape allegations

http://www.zimbio.com/Rupert+Murdoch/articles/KjnUKQmAeQ6/Saudi+Prince+Alwaleed+wife+denies+Spain+rape

 

11. Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal accused of model’s yacht rape, mistaken ID http://www.whatsonsanya.com/news-18054-saudi-prince-alwaleed-bin-talal-accused-of-model-s-yacht-rape-mistaken-id.html

12. Prince Alwaleed meets leaders of prominent companies on US business trip http://www.daylife.com/topic/Al-Waleed_bin_Talal/overview/2?__site=daylife

13. HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul-Aziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) met with Mr. Warren Buffett, http://middleeast111.blogspot.com/2011_06_01_archive.html

 

14. Alwaleed said he would continue working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc.(images)

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mef45ljl/saudi-prince-alwaleed-bin-talal-4/

15. Saudi prince buys $300m stake in Twitter http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/social-media/Saudi-prince-buys-300m-stake-in-Twitter/articleshow/11170436.cms

IN ARTICLES

1. Profile: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

http://www.moneyweek.com/news-and-charts/profile-prince-alwaleed-bin-talal

2. His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman, Kingdom Holding Company.

http://www.kingdom.com.sa/en/mng_ExecChairman.asp

 

3. Profile: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/feba655c-2088-11df-bf2d-00144feab49a.html#axzz1n5eNCpJV

4. Prince Alwaleed Profile

http://www.moneyweek.com/news-and-charts/profile-prince-alwaleed-bin-talal

5. Another profile

http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Business/world-billionaire.php?profile=Prince-Alwaleed-Bin-Talal-Alsaud&id=19

 

6. Al-Waleed’s detailed Bio

http://www.kingdom.com.sa/shared/pdf/EnglishCVupdated1Jan2011.pdf

 

7. Al Waleed Bin Talal Unveils New Channel Alarab

http://www.inaglobal.fr/en/television/article/al-waleed-bin-talal-unveils-new-channel-alarab

 

8. Saudi prince Al Waleed Bin Talal promoted Kingdom Holding Company, Chinese investor vie with LVMH for Aman Resorts http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-09-29/news/30218092_1_aman-resorts-aman-lodhi-hotel-chain

9. Charlie Rose Talks to Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/charlie-rose-talks-to-prince-alwaleed-bin-talal-02092012.html

 

10. Saudi prince Al Waleed Bin Talal promoted Kingdom Holding Company, Chinese investor vie with LVMH for Aman Resorts http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-09-29/news/30218092_1_aman-resorts-aman-lodhi-hotel-chain

 

11. The Lesson of the Arab Spring

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204652904577195393826133840.html

 

12. Alwaleed bin Talal: from Saudi prince to king of Twitter http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/dec/20/alwaleed-bin-talal-twitter-saudi-prince

 

13. Profile: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

http://www.moneyweek.com/news-and-charts/profile-prince-alwaleed-bin-talal

 

14. Profile-Two: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Business/world-billionaire.php?profile=Prince-Alwaleed-Bin-Talal-Alsaud&id=19

 

15. Alwaleed bin Talal

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Alwaleed_bin_Talal

 

 

IN VIDEOS

1. Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPSlKXJKdCs

2. Charlie Rose – Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5248387077652418022#

3. Charlie Rose – Prince Alwaleed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ClmCL0BbQ

 

4. Michael Jackson with prince Alwaleed bin Talal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LxRAweU7Fs

 

5. Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Alsaud – ‘Brooks Has To Go’ – NOTW Phone Hacking *NEW*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtHXg8FkWm0

 

6. Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal – 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psdTXV8-Kjw

 

7. Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal In His Own Words

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB3rdvIn9jk

 

8. CNBC: Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal on Citibank bailout & Oil Speculation http://polytricks.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/al-waleed-citibank-oil-speculation

 

9. Prince Alwaleed to base new Arabic TV channel in Bahrain http://www.arabianbusiness.com/prince-alwaleed-base-new-arabic-tv-channel-in-bahrain-437170.html

 

10. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal U.S. mission in Libya is a big shameful act http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhkD9oSiQ2w

 

11. Prince Alwaleed to Buy $300 Million Twitter Stake http://www.bloomberg.com/video/83008172/

 

12. CNBC VIDEO

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000049858

 

13. Saudi Prince Alwaleed: Markets Stabilizing

http://video.app.msn.com/watch/video/saudi-prince-alwaleed-markets-

 

14. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, discusses investing in emerging technologies

http://edition.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2012/01/24/ge-emerging-innovation-prince-alwaleed-bin-talal.cnn

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