Khaled bin Alwaleed Al Saud

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Khaled bin Alwaleed Al Saud
A photo of Khaled bin Alwaleed aged 39
Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed in 2017
Born (1978-04-21) 21 April 1978 (age 43)[a]
California
SpouseMunira bint Ibrahim Al Assaf
HouseSaud
FatherAl-Waleed bin Talal
MotherDalal bint Saud
OccupationBusinessman

Khaled bin Alwaleed Al Saud (born 21 April 1978) is a Saudi prince, entrepreneur, and investor. He is the son of Al-Waleed bin Talal and his first wife and cousin, Dalal bint Saud. Khaled has been noted for his vegan lifestyle. He is a grandson of King Saud of Saudi Arabia on his mother's side and he is a great-grandson of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on both his mother's and father's side.

Early life and education[edit]

According to his official biography, Khaled was born in California[2] and raised in Riyadh.[3] At age 14, he suffered a crushed skull during a jet skiing accident in France, but eventually made a full recovery.[4] He graduated in business from the University of New Haven before going to work for Citigroup.[3][5]

Career[edit]

Khaled is the founder and chief executive officer of KBW Investments and KBW Ventures, and founder of property developer Arada.[6][7] Through his companies, he is an investor in Italian crane manufacturer Raimondi, in Beyond Meat, in tech news website TechnoBuffalo and in Square, Inc.[4][8] He has also been an investor in and board member of JUST, Inc.[9] 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.[10] In 2018, Khaled announced plans to open a chain of 30 vegan restaurants in the Middle East.[11] The same year, he was named Technology Investor of the Year at Arabian Business CEO Middle East awards.[12] On 9 September 2021 Prince Khaled has joined Eat Well Investment Group Inc. as a strategic adviser.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Khaled is the son of Al-Waleed bin Talal and Dalal bint Saud.[14][15] Khaled married Munira bint Ibrahim Al Assaf, daughter of Ibrahim Al Assaf.[2]

In the 1990s, Khaled was known for his opulence and extensive collection of 200 luxury cars.[4] 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.[4] 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.[4] Khaled's father was reportedly inspired by his son's adoption of veganism to become a vegan himself.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Khaled". Twitter. Archived from the original on 11 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.[non-primary source needed]
  2. ^ a b "Khalid bin Alwaleed: Interior design investment". Gulf States Newsletter (1017). 16 June 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b "His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, founder of KBW Investments". houseofsaud.com. House of Saud. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e Uechi, Jenny (10 February 2017). "Meet the vegan Saudi prince who's turning the lights on in Jordan". National Observer. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  6. ^ Kim, Jeanhee (10 April 2018). "Saudi prince partners with National Geographic Encounter". Crain's New York Business. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  7. ^ "UAE property developer secures 1 bln dirham loan for mega-project". Reuters. 28 December 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  8. ^ Ed Attwood (3 October 2016). "The real deal: Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed". Arabian Business. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  9. ^ Geoffrey Mohan (23 September 2017). "Firm Aims to Succeed with Clean Meat". Los Angeles Times. newspapers.com. Retrieved 10 February 2019.(subscription required)
  10. ^ Ghosh, Shona. "Bill Gates and Richard Branson backed a food startup which grows meat in labs". Business Insider. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  11. ^ Neil Halligan (21 November 2018). "Prince Khaled plans to open 30 vegan restaurants across the Middle East". Arabian Business. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed honoured at CEO Middle East awards". Arabian Business. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  13. ^ Jemima Webber (10 September 2021). "Prince Khaled Joins Plant-Based Investment Firm, Helping To Save 89,000 Tons Of Methane A Year". PlantBasedNews. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  14. ^ a b Alfatlawi, Rosie (30 January 2018). "Saudi's Prince Al Waleed is Vegan: The Biggest Revelation of the Corruption Probe". Albawaba. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  15. ^ Maza, Cristina (5 April 2018). "Saudi Arabia's Vegan Prince will Bring an Animated Aquarium to Riyadh". Newsweek. Retrieved 10 February 2019.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Date of birth is self-reported.[1]

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