REVEALED: World’s Most Powerful Arabs In Finance

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed leads the 2015 Gulf Business list of the world’s most powerful Arabs in the financial sector.



1. HRH PRINCE ALWALEED BIN TALAL BIN ABDULAZIZ ALSAUD, Chairman, Kingdom Holding Company

Country: Saudi ArabiaSince establishing Kingdom Holding in 1979, Prince Alwaleed has amassed a fortune standing at between $21.2 billion and $28.1 billion, according to different estimates, through investments in the likes of Citibank, Movenpick Hotels, Walt Disney, Apple Inc, News Corp, Twitter and PepsiCo. He sought to further enhance his interests last year through the sale of Kingdom Holding’s stake in Movenpick Hotel and Apartments Bur Dubai and a joint venture established with PineBridge to invest in Africa.

The full list of the Top 100 Most Powerful Arabs is published in the February 2015 issue of Gulf Business and can be purchased from newsstands in the Gulf.

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