Al-Walid is is estimated to donate more than $100 million annually to charity. In 2001, he offered New York City a donation of $10 million towards relief efforts after the September 11, 2001 attacks. This was rejected by Mayor Rudy Giuliani because Al-Walid suggested that the attacks were an indication that the United States 'should re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stand toward the Palestinian cause'. (Getty Images)
Five years after re-spinning Image Nation’s focus towards its Abu Dhabi base, CEO Michael Garin explains why the media firm’s success will ultimately be measured not by the number of blockbusters it produces but by its ability to craft an industry that no longer needs it.