HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), and Chairman of Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) has been ranked number one for the 8th consecutive year in Middle East Magazine’s 2016 list of the World’s 50 Most Influential Arabs.
Prince Alwaleed is known for his precision in exploring new and potential business opportunities and ventures in synchronization with the directions and fluctuations of the economic climate. Moreover, the Prince is active in social responsibility projects through significant local and international donations made by Alwaleed Philanthropies that span all continents.
Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) is one of the world’s foremost value investment firm that is internationally renowned for its interest in both high performance global brand and strategic regional interests. Based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, KHC is led by its Founder and Chairman, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal. Founded in 1980 and publicly traded since 2007, KHC has achieved three decades of exceptional investment success and is renowned for its diversified portfolio of global powerhouse brands and high performance regional investments.
Although one of the largest foreign investors in the United States, KHC’s disciplined investment approach stretches around the globe and includes leading market segments such as mobility solutions, digital technology and social media (Lyft, Careem, JD.com, Twitter), media and entertainment (NewsCorp, 21st Century Fox, Euro Disney S.C.A., Time Warner), and finance (Citigroup). KHC is also a global leader in luxury hotels and hospitality management with ownership or significant interests in marquee properties such as the George V in Paris, the Plaza Hotel in New York and London’s Savoy Hotel. KHC’s global hotel brands include the Four Seasons, Fairmont Raffles, Movenpick, Swissotel and Accor. In Saudi Arabia, KHC’s real estate interests include the famed Kingdom Tower in Riyadh and the highly anticipated Jeddah Tower that once completed will be the tallest tower in the world with a height exceeding 1000 meters. KHC also has investments in petrochemicals (Tasnee), education (Kingdom Schools), health care (Kingdom Hospital) and aviation (NAS Saudi Arabia).
For over 37 years, Alwaleed Philanthropies has supported and initiated projects in over 164 countries regardless of gender, race or religion. It collaborates with a range of philanthropic, governmental, non-governmental and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education. Together with its partners, it helps build bridges for a more compassionate, tolerant and accepting world.