His Royal Highness 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 United States. Prince Alwaleed established a number
of business ventures, initially focusing on construction and real
estate. Over time, the Prince's investments grew rapidly and eventually
led to the formation of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), which invests
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.
Prince Alwaleed has real estate ownership interests in hotel and resort
properties throughout the world and has significant equity investments
in three leading international hotel management companies, namely
Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Mövenpick
Hotels and Resorts, which manage hotels throughout the world.
KHC is the owner of Kingdom Hotel Investments, in addition to diversified investments in many other business sectors which include Citigroup, News Corp, Time Warner, Motorola, Apple Computers, Ballast Nedam, Canary Wharf, Disneyland Paris, Saks Inc. and Kingdom Centre.
HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, was ranked number five in Forbes magazine's
2005 annual list of the world's richest people.
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