Al-Waleed bin Talal: billionaire Saudi prince at centre of corruption purge

From Apple to NewsCorp, the high profile Saudi royal who sued Forbes for underestimating his wealth has investments in top corporations across the globe

The highest profile arrest in Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption purge is Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a multibillionaire with huge investments in western firms.

Prince Al-Waleed, 62 and one of the world’s richest men, has become one of the most familiar – and progressive – faces of Saudi in western media. While he has the lifestyle, jets, yacht and palace of a stereotypical Saudi billionaire, he has burnished a different image with interventions such as backing rights for Saudi women and denouncing President Trump on Twitter.

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