Prince Alwaleed, Testy Saudi Billionaire, Owns a Lot of Things: Here Are Some Of Them

Prince Alwaleed reading at the desert camp in Riyadh.KSA ,Wednesday, April 28, 2010. WASEEM OBAIDI
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Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is well known for his extreme wealth and his fun hobbies, like throwing dwarves. But he takes the former very seriously. So much so that he's suing Forbes for libel after the magazine reported his worth at $20 billion, ranking him 29th on its annual list of the world's billionaires. Alwaleed says he's worth at least $9.6 billion more.

He has filed a defamation claim against Forbes in a high court in London, according to the Guardian.

Meanwhile, he can content himself with his toys. Journalist William Cohan interviewed the prince for a feature-length profile for Vanity Fair and wrote about some of the things Alwaleed owns. Here's a sampling:

Things Prince Alwaleed Owns (Photo: Lisa Mahapatra)

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This guy (arab) and the teabags (kochs) have a lot in common... They hate renewable energy. Cuts into their action.

June 11 2013 at 10:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A 460 000 sqft complex for 130 mil , Thats really cheap on a square ft basis compared to London or Manhattan where you just get a large apartment or some old townhouse in a second rate location.

June 11 2013 at 9:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

And while he basks in his billions hundreds of thousands of his countrymen are uneducated (that is of anything not taught by the iman in the muslim temples) and dirt poor.

June 11 2013 at 7:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

When you have been lucky enough in your life to have everything...literally...and the only thing you focus on is your name being in the wrong place on the list of Forbes most wealthy....It's a true and sad microcosm of our world...and what's worse, someone made it news in the media and we are responding to it like Pavlovian combat it...ignore it and let him sit alone on his golden throne on his 747....

June 11 2013 at 6:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh, the poor poor Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal that Forbes missed his worth by 9.6 billion. Maybe he could help solve the problem of the tens of millions that are either starving to death or who are lacking drinking water in his country with a few of those misplaced bucks?......................

June 11 2013 at 5:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

People why should he donate to anyone, why should he care what you think! he made his money, you did not! if he wants to own the world let him , more power to him !!!all this people set around all day long on the computer and yack about some one else , if you want to make millions get off your but , and then you can give it all away YEA!!! you only know how to grype about some one else

June 11 2013 at 4:24 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Jim Castro

Mark 8:36

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Mark 8:36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

June 11 2013 at 4:13 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Who cares what that megalomaniac is worth. What is important is what good he is doing to help others.. If he is only accumulating and not giving, he probably believes he can take it with him when he dies.

June 11 2013 at 4:00 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

if he owns that much why isnt he helpin his country?

June 11 2013 at 3:49 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I need to ask, How much does this wealthy Saudi Prince DONATE to the Red Crescent ?? Or to help His less fortunate Islamic Brothers ??. Think of the suffering he could help or lives he could improve within the Muslim Nations..

But yet we in the West are the EVIL UNCARING HEARTLESS Infedels ??

June 11 2013 at 3:41 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply