20 Inspirational Al-Waleed bin Talal Quotes

20 Inspirational Al-Waleed bin Talal Quotes

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Al Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is a Saudi Arabian businessman, investor, philanthropist, and a member of the Saudi royal family. He was listed on Time magazine’s Time 100, an annual list of the hundred most influential people in the world, in 2008. Al-Waleed is a grandson of Ibn Saud, the first Saudi Arabian king, a nephew of all Saudi Arabian kings since, and a grandson of Riad Al Solh (Lebanon’s first prime minister).

Inspirational Al-Waleed bin Talal Quotes:


1. “I’m telling you, you can’t compare Saudi Arabia to other countries.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


2. “I’m not panicking, and I’m not scared, I’ve been through the Gulf War, the Asia crisis, and the Russian crisis.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


3. “It is my responsibility to take advantage of my position to make the world a better place” Al-Waleed bin Talal


4. “You know, in Saudi Arabia, there is a body of 40 people – 34 people exactly, that once the succession comes, they will meet and they will elect a king in there.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


5. “You cannot play with fire.” Al-Waleed bin Talal

6. “You know, Saudi Arabia has a lot of poverty also. Regardless about what you hear about the viceroy and people being rich, et cetera.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


7. “One of my biggest personal holdings is Rotana. That company has a very dominant force in the Middle East. It has around 45% of all the movie industry and around 75% of all the music.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


8.  “So, if you look at what’s common among some of the companies I have, including the Four Seasons, News Corp, George V, the Plaza, these are all irreplaceable brands in their own fields.” Al-Waleed bin Talal

9.  “In Riyadh, there’s going to be a huge project that will house at least 12,000 units with inhabitants of approximately 150,000 people. It’s like a city within a city.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


10.  “Saudi Arabia has stability. The social contract and the political contract between the king and the rulers and the royal family and the ruled people in Saudi Arabia is very strong and the bondage is so solid.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


11.  “Well, you know, News Corp is the only real media global that has a global presence that’s involved in TV production, in movies, in publishing, in newspapers, digital media, et cetera. So for a company like that to function, clearly it does not depend only on Rupert Murdoch or James Murdoch.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


12.  “The lesson is that, no. 1, this management has to be at the highest class possible. No. 2, they have to have a succession plan.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


13.  “I would love to be a corporate leader.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


14. “I will always serve my country in any capacity, but I’m very happy with what I’m doing right now.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


15. “Ethics to me is very important.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


16. “Some countries, like Saudi Arabia, where the population growth is very high, whereby you don’t have the mortgage low yet. Still, the demand outstrips supply by much.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


17.  “I own almost 100 hotels in North America. Some of them are only in management, but some of them we have some small stakes in them.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


18.  “No company should depend on one person no matter how that person is smart or genius, whether it’s Apple or News Corp, or Citibank or any other company in the world.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


19. “My wheels are running. My investments are local, regional and international.” Al-Waleed bin Talal


20 “Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable of using the Internet is regarded as backward.” Al-Waleed bin Talal

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