Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal
|Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal|
|Born||[a]21 April 1978|
|Father||Al-Waleed bin Talal|
|Mother||Dalal bint Saud|
Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud (born 21 April 1978) is a Saudi entrepreneur and investor, and a prince of the House of Saud. The son of Al-Waleed bin Talal, he has been noted for his vegan lifestyle. He is a grandson of King Saud of Saudi Arabia from his mother's side and is a great-grandson of King Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from both his mother and father's side.
Early life and education
According to his official biography, Khaled was raised in Riyadh. At age 14, he suffered a crushed skull during a jet skiing accident in France, but eventually made a full recovery. He graduated in business from the University of New Haven before going to work for Citigroup.
Khaled is the founder and chief executive officer of KBW Investments and KBW Ventures, and founder of property developer Arada. Through his companies, he is an investor in Italian crane manufacturer Raimondi, in Beyond Meat, in tech news website TechnoBuffalo and in Square, Inc. He has also been an investor in and board member of JUST, Inc. He was named as one of a number of high-profile investors in the $17 million Series A round of investments in lab-grown meat startup Memphis Meats. In 2018, Khaled announced plans to open a chain of 30 vegan restaurants in the Middle East. The same year, he was named "Technology Investor of the Year" at Arabian Business' CEO Middle East awards.
In the 1990s, Khaled was known for his opulence and extensive collection of 200 luxury cars. After participating in a trophy hunt in South Africa, a trip he would later describe as "cowardly", Khaled adopted a more austere lifestyle, ultimately becoming a vegan and disposing of his automobile collection. He has been described as an environmentalist and has called for the abolition of zoos, reportedly purchases carbon offsets for his travel and drives an electric Tesla X P90D.
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- Date of birth is self-reported.