Prince Alwaleed, who’s full name is (take a deep breath) Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, is often called the Arabian Warren Buffet.
A member of the Saudi Royal family, Alwaleed is the nephew of the Saudi Arabia King Abdullah, and the grandson of the first Lebanese prime minister after independence Riad as-Solh.
He’s ranked by Forbes as one of the top 25 richest people in the world and amassed his fortune through the stock market and real estate.
“In 1985 he earned an M.A. with honors in Social Science from Syracuse University. During that time, he recalls, he put on a lot of weight. He’s been extremely health-conscious ever since and is now a strict vegetarian who avoids fatty foods, exercises every day and devotes himself to keeping fit. He is a keen cyclist who makes habit of riding for at least one hour a day, although he concedes to keeping a phone handy for deal making. He also puts swimming, walking and skiing on his agenda whenever possible.”