Saudi businessman Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal has
gifted 25 cars, believed to be Bentleys, to the players and staff of the Nasr
football club, which won the Saudi football league this week.
“I congratulate Nasr club for successful comeback
in the competition and achieved the title for the league... On this occasion I
announce a gift for the manager, players and the whole team, 25 cars for this
achievement,” Prince Alwaleed said in Arabic on his personal Twitter account
While the businessman did not state any specific
make of car, they are rumoured to be Bentleys, as in February he gifted a
Bentley car to Sami Al Jaber, the coach of the Al Hilal football team, as a
thank you for the team’s on-field success.
Prince Alwaleed, who topped the Arabian Business
Rich List last year with a net worth of $31.2bn, has been a staunch supporter
of several Saudi sports and individual clubs.
The billionaire businessman, who owns 95 percent of
his Kingdom Holding Company, has diverse investment interests, including stakes
in hotel management companies including Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts,
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts and Fairmont Raffles Holding, as well as shares
in Citigroup and News Corp.
In 2012 the Prince and Kingdom Holding bought an
estimated 3 percent stake in Twitter for $300m.
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