Country: Saudi Arabia
Turki bin Abdullah Al Dakhil needs little introduction to millions of television viewers in the Middle East.
His current affairs talk show — Ida’at — attracts six-figure audiences. Al Dakhil, who has contributed to most of the major Saudi newspapers, is regarded as one of the best interviewers in the business.
He also authored the bestselling book Saudis in America, in which he discusses his experiences as an English student in the US.
Another of his books is titled “Memoirs of a Previously Obese Man, in which he outlined his struggles to lose weight.
Al Dakhil was born in 1973 and studied at the Imam Muhammed ibn Saud Islamic University. He also has a masters degree in Islamic studies from the Makassed University of Beirut. He is married with three children.