| Time 100 list in 2008
Grandson of the kingdom’s founder Ibn Saud & a nephew of each of the subsequent Saudi kings up through King Salman.
Attended Menlo College in California & Syracuse University in New York.
Acquired United Saudi Commercial Bank (USCB) which through mergers formed United Saudi Bank (USB) & Saudi American Bank (SAMBA).
Rough Business Timeline
1989 net worth @ $1.4 billion & included stakes in Canary Wharf, Four Seasons Hotel Group, & News Corporation.
1990–91 Acquired nearly a 15% stake in the Citicorp banking group (their largest individual shareholder).
11% stake in Saks Fifth Avenue.
1993 As Chairman of United Saudi Commercial Bank, he acquired Panda Supermarket Co.
1994 Acquired 50% stake in the Fairmont Group of Hotels.
1994 Acquired 25% stake in Canada’s Four Seasons Hotels.
1994 Acquired Saudi Livestock Co.
1994 Acquired 24% stake in Euro Disneyland Paris
1995 Arab Radio and Television Network, acquiring 30%.
1995 Al-Waleed joined a consortium which paid $1.2 billion for control of Canary Wharf.
1997 Al-Waleed purchased a 5% stake in Apple
, making him the largest individual shareholder.
1997 he purchased 1% share of Motorola & 5% share of Netscape.
1997 Al-Waleed purchased a 4% stake in Planet Hollywood & another 16% in Nov 1998.
1997, Al-Waleed bought 27% of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts (he increased to 33% in 2003).
Al-Waleed invested in WorldCom, Priceline.com, Coca-Cola & Ford Motor Company.
Owns stake in New York’s Plaza Hotel
, London’s Savoy Hotel
& Monaco’s Monte Carlo Grand Hotel.
2001 & 2002 Al-Waleed increased his stake in AOL Time Warner
Founder, CEO & 95% owner of the Kingdom Holding Company.
Al-Waleed held a ten-percent stake in Euro Disney S.C.A. (sold back to Disney
2011 Al-Waleed invested $300 million in Twitter (raised to 5% stake in 2015 making him the second largest shareholder of the company
2015 Announced that he would donate his fortune to charity
at an unspecified date.
2017 (November ) Al-Waleed was detained in Saudi Arabia
along with dozens of other princes, business leaders & officials in an anti-corruption probe. He remained in custody until January 2018, when he reached an undisclosed settlement with Saudi authorities.
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