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Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud

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The last year that has, even by his standards, been extraordinary, with Kingdom Holding’s investment strategy across thirteen different sectors paying off big time. He withstood calls to withdraw from News Corp after the phone hacking scandal, and has now seen its share price hit a five-year high.

He resisted the pressure to jump on the Facebook bandwagon before its disastrous IPO, and was savvy enough to nab a $300m investment in Twitter, which observers suggest has rocketed in value. And his decision to stick with Citigroup through many years of thick and thin also now looks completely vindicated. But it’s the prince’s key investments that have made a huge difference, including a 34 percent jump this year in News Corp’s share price. “I have a very structured life: every day the same thing,” the prince told us last year. “That it is like I am on autopilot and why should I change it? It is a recipe for success. If it ain’t broke, why fix it?” Why indeed.

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:01 AM

Saudi investment house made a net profit of $70.84m in the three months to December 31

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Sunday, 28 December 2014 11:29 AM

Billionaire businessman said some government leaders need to “do more for the Saudi citizen”

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Thursday, 27 November 2014 11:11 AM

Saudi royal sued US magazine over claims he dishonestly manipulated the share price of Kingdom Holding

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:25 AM

Stumbling block for the deal is the widow of the current owner, who is reluctant to sell

Alwaleed-backed News Corp sees revenue up 4% on the back of higher book sales

Alwaleed-backed News Corp sees revenue up 4% on the back of higher book sales

Thursday, 6 November 2014 4:59 PM

Revenue at the news and information unit, which includes Wall Street Journal and New York Post, fell about 3%

Prince Alwaleed offers Saudi football players $26,000 bonus payday

Prince Alwaleed offers Saudi football players $26,000 bonus payday

Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:43 AM

Royal also said he would pay for free entry for all fans of Al-Hilal, with the stadium able to host a crowd of in excess of 65,000

I have “a fundamental difference” with the oil minister, says Prince Alwaleed

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:38 AM

Saudi businessman was asked in a US interview if the minister should resign

Alwaleed-backed Disneyland Paris said to be planning Star Wars attraction

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Sunday, 14 September 2014 12:17 PM

French theme park will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2017, which will also be the 40th anniversary of the first movie

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Thursday, 7 August 2014 11:22 AM

European officials hope newly opened Ratatouille ride will turnaround falling attendance

Prince Alwaleed's new Arabic news channel starts recruitment drive

Prince Alwaleed's new Arabic news channel starts recruitment drive

Monday, 4 August 2014 5:33 PM

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Alwaleed-backed Twitter's user growth up 24% in Q2

Alwaleed-backed Twitter's user growth up 24% in Q2

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:57 AM

Saudi billionaire invested in the social media site in 2011

Kingdom Tower to have world's fastest double-decker lift

Kingdom Tower to have world's fastest double-decker lift

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 11:24 AM

Elevators will travel at a speed of over 10 metres a second up the 1km tall tower upon completion in 2018

Prince Alwaleed gives lonely, paralysed man $133,000

Prince Alwaleed gives lonely, paralysed man $133,000

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:57 AM

Saudi billionaire said he would personally deliver the money to a young man who posted on Twitter that his family hadn’t visited him & he needed money for treatment

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Thursday, 8 May 2014 11:02 AM

Saudi billionaire met with Greek prime minister and his government in Athens

Prince Alwaleed gifts 25 cars to winning Saudi football club

Prince Alwaleed gifts 25 cars to winning Saudi football club

Monday, 7 April 2014 10:56 AM

Team and staff at Nasr are rumoured to be set to receive a Bentley each

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