World’s Most Powerful Arabs 2019

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Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud

Company:

Kingdom Holding

Designation:

Chairman and CEO

He managed to build a global empire from one small, nondescript office in Riyadh.

Today, Prince Alwaleed is undoubtedly one of the world’s most respected names in tourism, hospitality, mass media, entertainment, retail, agriculture, aviation, technology, real estate and more through his massive conglomerate Kingdom Holding Company, of which he owns 95 percent.

To date, he has invested in Twitter, Four Seasons, Lyft, News Corporation, Rotana Group, Apple and Fox News. He is also a well-known philanthropist, having pledged his entire $32 billion fortune to charity.