Al-Waleed Philanthropies | Wikipedia | 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,, 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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