Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud, a member of the Saudi royal family, is the chief executive officer, founder, and owner of 95% of the Kingdom Holding Company. Time magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2008.
Talal is also referred to as “American Warren Buffet” for his business acumen and entrepreneurial skills. He is the largest individual shareholder of Citigroup and the second-largest voting shareholder in News Corporation. In addition, he owns the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris and a part of Plaza Hotel.
Family tree of Al-Waleed bin Talal
Let us take a look at the family profile of Al-Waleed bin Talal:
Al-Waleed bin Talal parents – Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud and Princess Mona El-Solh
Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud
Al-Waleed’s father was also known as The Red Prince. He was a leader of the Free Princes Movement in 1962. His political views are known for their liberal nature; he advocates National Constitution and the full rule of law, whatever the status of people. He held the positions of Minister of Communications and Minister of Finance and National Economy between 1952 and 1961. Currently, he is the chairman of Arab Gulf Program For The United Nations Development (AGFUND) and the president of the Arab Council for Childhood and Development.
Princess Mona El-Solh
Al-Waleed’s mother Mona, a Lebanese lady, is the daughter of Riad Al Solh, who was the first prime minister of Lebanon after the Country became independent.
Al-Waleed’s siblings – Khaled bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud and Princess Reema
Khaled bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Born – January 10, 1962
Married to – Jazzi bint Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (married in 1988)
Khaled is the third son of Prince Talal and Princess Mona. He does not hold an official position in the Saudi government. Previously, he served as president of the Al-Hilal Volleyball Club of Saudi Arabia.
Children of Khaled bin Talal and Jazzi bint Saud
Walid bin Khaled
Saud bin Khaled
Mohammed bin Khaled
Nouf bint Khaled
Princess Reem Al Saud
Born – Unknown
Married to – Unknown
Little is known of Princess Reem as Saudi Arabia is traditionally a very conservative society.
Al-Waleed’s Spouse(s) – Princess Dalal bint Saud bin Abdulaziz (Ex), Princess Eman bint Naser bin Abdullah al Sudairi (Ex), Princess Ameera al-Tawal (Ex)
Princess Dalal bint Saud bin Abdulaziz
Born – Unknown
Princess Dalal is a half-cousin of Al-Waleed. The couple was blessed with two children soon after when they divorced.
Princess Eman Naser bin Abdullah al Sudairi
Born – Unknown
Princess Eman belongs to the Sudairi tribe; they have no children together and have divorced.
Princess Ameera al-Taweel
Born – Novermber 06, 1983
Ameera runs a production company called Time Entertainment and a youth charity known as Tasamy Social Initiatives Center. Ameera and Al-Waleed divorced after two years of marriage.
Children of Al-Waleed bin Talal and Princess Dalal bint Saud bin Abdulaziz
Princess Reem bin Talal
Born – 1982
Married to – Abdulaziz bin Musaid
They have a child together.
Prince Khaled bin Talal
Born – 1970
Married to – daughter of Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Saudi Arabia’s Finance Mninster
Khaled is the director of Kingdom Holding Company and a member of the ruling Al Saud family. He chose to marry outside the royal family. They have a daughter, Jena, who was born in 2007.
Net worth of Al-Waleed bin Talal
In March 2013, Forbes estimated Al-Waleed’s net worth to be U.S. $20 billion and adjudged him to be the 26th richest man in the world. However, Bloomberg has estimated his wealth to be U.S. $30 billion. Arabian Business ranked Al-Waleed to be the Most Influential Arab in the World in 2013.