HH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, son of Prince AlWaleed Bin Talal al Saud (the richest man in Saudi Arabia), is known for being a tech enthusiast, an inspiring investor and a sharp
But here’s 7 things you might not have known about him:
1.Vegan Prince of Middle East
Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal is an ardent vegetarian and tweets about his daily planet-based eating. He speaks and writes about animal welfare, sustainability and environment preservation.
He has invested to bringing plant-based restaurants in the MENA region.
2. Invested in a Start-Up That Grows Meat In A Lab!
His company KBW invested US$17M in a San Franisco based start up that aims to produce ‘clean meat’.
3.Chairman of Saudi Green Building Forum
The forum plays a fundamental role in making Saudi construction sector more ‘green while working closely with government and global environmental initiatives. His firm invested in Jordan to install LED lights and Solar panels in that will cut local power bills by 60 percent
4. He Drives An Eco-Friendly Tesla Model
His company sold off all stakes in oil and gas industry and currently spearheading investments into sustainable and high tech sectors.
5.He Sees Tremendous Potential In Saudi Digital Space
Saudi entrepreneurs be alert – Prince Khalid is currently looking at Saudi digital start up to invest, esp early stage start up with innovative business model. He believes customer choice, convenience and use of Smartphone is the number one reason for digital growth in Saudi. He encourages young Saudis to move away from family run business and leap into entrepreneurship.
6.He Was Born In Stanford
The 38-year-old prince was born in 1978 though he grew up in Riyadh. He has studied Business at New Haven University in 1997 launching his ambitious company KBW investment in 2013.
7. His Personality Is Inspired By His Mother
In an interview with ArabianBusiness, he said he is like his mom – very outgoing. He says he wants to be a better person than yesterday to leave the planet in a improved state than it was when he arrived into the world.
“My motivation is seeing change, seeing results. Numbers don’t drive me much. I want to be successful, but I don’t want to be the richest man in the world, he said.