Alwaleed Bin Talal, savvy businessman and grandson of the founder of Saudi Arabia, had previously announced that he would donate most of his wealth – some $32 billion – to charity. You might have known that the Saudi prince, who owns the lucrative Rotana corporation, also has a share in Rupert Murdoch's News Corp but here are eight other companies Alwaleed's investment company, Kingdom Holdings, has had a hand in:
Has invested since: 2011
Has invested since: 1997
3. Saks Incorporated
Has invested since: 1993
Has invested since: 2000
5. Disneyland Paris (previously EuroDisney)
Has invested since: 1994
6. Time Warner
Kingdom Holdings has a 5 percent share in the giant media corporation.
7. Mövenpick, Four Seasons, Fairmont Hotels
Kingdom Holdings owns the Movempick and Fairmont hotel chains as well as a number of Four Seasons branches, including the Savoy in Lodon.
The Saudi prince's first acquisition, made in 1991, of then-crumbling Citigroup brought him to the spotlight.