Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), has been ranked No. 1 for 5 consecutive years in Middle East’s Magazine’s 2013 list of the World’s 50 Most Influential Arabs.
Prince Alwaleed is known for his precision for exploring new and potential business opportunities and ventures in synchronization with the direction and fluctuations of the economic climate. Consequently, KHC was listed on Tadawul in 2007 and Prince Alwaleed who owns 95 percent of the Company has been involved in the creation of a diversified long term investment portfolio of strategic stakes in well-known companies locally and around the world, in multiple sectors covering real estate, media, banking and hotels, to name a few.
Prince Alwaleed’s recognitions span over a decade and the most recent include: Alwaleed was ranked No. 1 in Arabian Business Magazine’s 100 Saudi Power List, 2012 and was ranked No. 1 in Arabian Business Magazine’s 2010 Gulf’s 25 Most Powerful CEOs, Prince Alwaleed was also ranked No. 1 in Arabian Business Magazine’s 2011 & 2010 Power 100 list of the World’s Most Influential Arabs, the prince was ranked No. 1 in Middle East’s Magazine’s 2009 list of the World’s 50 Most Influential Arabs, Alwaleed was featured in Elan magazine’s 2009 list of Top Entrepreneurs of the Year, the Prince topped Institutional Investor magazine’s 2009 list of the 12 of the Middle East’s Most Prominent and Influential Financiers, the prince topped Arabian Business Magazine’s 2009 50 Richest Arabs List, also the prince was No. 1 in Arabian Business Magazine’s 50 Richest Saudi List, 2009, in the 25 People Who will Affect Your Finances 2009 list in US News magazine, named the top single investor in Saudi Arabia according to Al Jazeerah newspaper that named investors who hold the most stakes in local companies as the prince’s 95 percebt share in Kingdom Holding Company makes him the largest individual investor. In 2008, Alwaleed was ranked the largest private investor on the Saudi stock exchange, Arabian Business ranked the prince No. 1 in their list of 100 Most Powerful Arabs for the fourth year running.
Also in 2008, Institutional Investor magazine listed Prince Alwaleed on its first-ever ranking of the most-powerful figures in finance, European Business magazine selected Prince Alwaleed as the No. 1 Richest Arab in the World on the list of The World’s Richest Arabs, Zahrat Al-Khaleej magazine chose Prince Alwaleed Entertainment Personality of the Year according to its annual poll, The Times newspaper ranked Prince Alwaleed No. 5 the “25 Shaping Tomorrow’s World of Middle East Business” list, Institutional Investor magazine listed Prince Alwaleed on their 40th anniversary issue on the list of the World’s Most Powerful & Influential people in the last 40 years and Arabian Business magazine chose Prince Alwaleed on the Top of the 50 Richest Arabs List, Almaal wal Aalam magazine’s poll voted Prince Alwaleed Economic Personality of the Year in the Arab World and in 2005 Prince Alwaleed’s ranking in Fortune Magazine’s 2005 list of Asia’s 25 Most Powerful.Moreover, the prince is active in social responsibility projects through significant local and international donations made by Alwaleed Bin Talal’s philanthropic and humanitarian foundations span all the continents. – ArabNews