Prince Alwaleed bin Talal: Opening the doors to the kingdom

By:
Peter Lee
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Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the richest man in the Arab world and the eighth richest on the planet, can barely contain his enthusiasm. For 25 years he has worked to grow a $30,000 handout from his father into a $20 billion company and now, somewhat surprisingly, he wants to float it, or rather 30% of it, on the Saudi stock market.