Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud is a Saudi business magnate, investor and philanthropist who has a net worth of $17 billion.

 He is a member of the Saudi royal family and was listed as one of Time magazine's Time 100, an annual list of the hundred most influential people in the world in 2008.

Waleed is the nephew of the late Saudi King Abdullah, the grandson of Ibn Saud, the first Saudi king, and the grandson of Riad Al Solh, Lebanon's first Prime Minister.

Al-Waleed is the founder, CEO and 95 percent-owner of the Kingdom Holding Company, a Forbes Global 2000 company with investments in companies within various sectors such as banking and financial services, hotels and hotel management companies, mass media, entertainment, retail, agriculture, petrochemicals, aviation, technology and real estate.

 Al Waleed has owned major stakes in a number of public companies including Citigroup, News Corporation and Twitter. 

At his all-time peak in roughly 2014, Prince Alwaleed was one of the 10 richest people in the world with a net worth of $36 billion.

Al-Waleed was born into the royal family on March 7, 1955. His father, Prince Talal bin Abdul-Aziz, was known as The Red Prince and served as Saudi Arabia's finance minister before he was exiled because he advocated for political reform.

His mother was Mona Al Solh, the daughter of Lebanon's first prime minister. After remaining married for seven years, Al Waleed's parents separated and he went to live with his mother in Lebanon.