The iconic visionary with exceptional ideas and charismatic personality, His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud is the spearhead behind the towering success and infinite growth of Kingdom Holding Company which is one of the world’s most successful international holding companies
Alion-hearted man who is ever ready to go the extra oceans to achieve his aims, HRH Prince Alwaleed’s dedication and devotion towards his work is remarkable. The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kingdom Holding Company, he is all set to transform the firm into the largest company in the world.
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Born in 1955, he is the grandson of two remarkable leaders—King Abdulaziz Al Saud, founder and first ruler of Saudi Arabia, and Riad El Solh, an iconic statesman in Lebanon’s drive for independence and its first Prime Minister. Completing his studies from prestigious institutes, HRH Prince Alwaleed received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Menlo College in California in 1979. Later in 1985, he earned a Master’s degree with honors in Social Science from Syracuse University.
He started his career in 1979 with a small fabricated office in Riyadh. Today, transformed into a giant name in the investment sector, the company boasts of an impressive international investment portfolio containing many blue-chip companies including Citigroup, News Corporation, Twitter, Time Warner, Apple Inc, Walt Disney Co., Disneyland Paris, etc. KHC is also active in private equity in Saudi Arabia & developing markets within the Middle East, Africa & Asia.
Prince Alwaleed also holds a chief position in the diversified media company Rotana Group. In addition, Prince Alwaleed privately owns the new international news channel “Al-Arab”.
Elegance and flamboyance are true signatures of Prince Alwaleed, while grace, self-assurance and philanthropy can be called his initials. His tireless work towards the welfare of the society through Alwaleed Philanthropies has received international acclamations. The organization aims to build bridges for a more compassionate, peaceful & efficient world. Through this, HRH Prince Alwaleed collaborates with a range of philanthropic, governmental & educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women & youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education. Over the years, he has supported thousands of projects in over 120 countries and has served millions of people across the globe. Recently, the Prince has pledged that he would donate his entire fortune to help build a better world of tolerance, acceptance, equality & opportunity for all by fostering cultural understanding, empowering women & providing vital disaster relief.
All these achievements are the result of his shrewd entrepreneurial prowess. Due to the extraordinary milestones that he has crossed over the years, he has earned the title of “Arabian Warren Buffett”.
Prince Alwaleed has been the recipient of numerous honors & accolades, including 23 Honorary Doctorates from universities in the US, Britain, Korea, Egypt, Malaysia, Ghana, Palestine, Philippines, Tunisia, Uganda, Indonesia, Bulgaria and Madagascar.
HRH Prince Alwaleed’s exemplary achievements in the business world, make him one of the world’s most influential names in the investment sector.