He is the proud owner of a customized 747, an Airbus 231, and a luxury yacht featured in a James Bond film and nearly ordered the customized Airbus A380 but didn’t. 2007 : commande, lors du salon aéronautique de Dubaï, le premier Airbus A380 personnel. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty Images The airbus A380 is the largest of them all with about 800 seats and this Saudi Prince customized one of them for his private use. In May 2010, a contract was drawn up to sell the plane to King Abdullah for $150 million. I'm an editor overseeing Forbes' coverage of the world's wealthiest. Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud spent $485 million on the custom Airbus A380, with interior and amenities designed by British firm Design Q. "It was sold in the second half of last year," Shadi Sanbar said in an interview with Arabian Business, declining to say to whom the plane was sold and for what amount. The former gets me to use my rusty Spanish and Portuguese. Then the Prince’s core asset  --Citigroup shares -- began to fall in value in late 2007. … Il a également fait don, en 2006, de 17 millions d'euros au département des Arts de l'Islam du Louvre. In February 2013, Kingdom Holding’s Sanbar told FORBES the A380 plane had been sold, without disclosing a buyer, a sales price, the date of the sale or an explanation for the sale. Après les rumeurs d'achat par le milliardaire russe Roman Abramovitch, c'est finalement le According to sources who do not wish to be named, Alwaleed’s employees were instructed to find someone else to buy the plane. Sanbar added that delivery of the A380 was completed at the end of 2012. Princes Ameerah Al-Taweel was Chairman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundations. For Alwaleed’s survival now depends on the man behind all this high drama, his distant cousin, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Sanbar’s insistence that Alwaleed still owned the plane in February 2012 contradicts the facts as laid out in the June 2011 agreement signed by the Saudi Ministry of Finance. 1960 : son père, le prince Talal ben Abdel Aziz, qui demandait la tenue d'élections dans le royaume, tombe en disgrâce L'A380, baptisé "palais volant", devrait rejoindre sa flotte en 2010. HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding company, has signed a firm order with Airbus for an A380 Flying Palace, becoming the first customer for the VIP version of the new double-deck airliner. You may opt-out by. In March 2008, one employee found a U.K. aircraft leasing company, Chartwell Aviation, willing to pay $268 million, but Alwaleed rejected the deal, saying he wanted nothing less than $300 million, according to a source with knowledge of what happened. Al-Walid ben Talal ben Abdelaziz Al Saoud (arabe : الوليد بن طلال بن عبد العزيز آل سعود), ou plus simplement Al-Walid (en anglais Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud) est un prince et homme d'affaires saoudien né le 7 mars 1955 à Riyad. HRH [His Royal Highness] asserts that it is none of anyone’s business why he chose to sell the plane.”. Another source says Alwaleed did a fantastic job negotiating with Airbus, and got the price down to $130 million, roughly 50% of which was to be paid in yearly installments following a $19.5 million down payment; the remainder was to be paid upon delivery. 1991: devient l'actionnaire principal de Citicorp alors que le groupe bancaire américain est au plus mal 1955 : naissance à Ryad dans la famille royale The Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has donated 1,000 Kia cars to flood victims in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I'm a San Francisco-based Assistant Managing Editor with a focus on the world's richest people. Does one person really need a plane designed to carry anywhere from 525 to 800 people? For comparison, list price for a new A380 is more than $300 million; the A380-800 listed at $390 million last year. Choisissez parmi des contenus premium Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal … There, he plots his next acquisitions. Consultant Daad Sharab claims the Prince owes her commission for the part she played in a 2005 Airbus deal. Follow me on Twitter @KerryDolan My email: kdolan[at]forbes[dot] com Tips and story ideas welcome. Choisissez parmi des contenus premium Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud de la plus haute qualité. Times were apparently flush in October 2007 for Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the billionaire investor. Choisissez parmi des contenus premium Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal de la plus haute qualité. Ibn Saoud est le petit fils d'Abdel Aziz, fondateur de la dynastie Saoud, et le neveu du roi Abdallah. Dans son dernier classement des hommes les plus riches de la planète, le magazine a classé le prince saoudien à la 13e place, évaluant sa fortune à 20,3 milliards de dollars (13,91 milliards d'euros). In February 2012, ahead of the 2012 Forbes Billionaires List, Kingdom Holding Chief Financial Officer Shadi Sanbar insisted to Forbes that the A380 had not been sold, and claimed it as an asset owned by Prince Alwaleed worth $330 million. By the spring of 2010, the prince began negotiating to sell the plane to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, according to two sources with knowledge of the deal. He bought it for a whooping $400million and used another $100million to customize it to his taste. Une biographie du Prince, intitulée "AlWaleed", a été publiée aux éditions du Cherche Midi en 2006. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal is one of the wealthiest people in the Arab world. Through the Foundations, the Prince has donated more than US$ 2.4 billion to charity. By that time, Alwaleed had defaulted on several payments to Airbus, according to two sources, not so much because he didn’t have the money, but because he didn’t want the plane. (FORBES discounted the value of the A380 for the 2012 Billionaires list to $150 million; it probably should have been half of that.) A source with knowledge of the plane says the A380 is still sitting on Airbus property in Toulouse, France, void of any interior decoration. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaled_bin_Alwaleed_bin_Talal En France, il est propriétaire du George V à Paris et de Disneyland Resort. In such uncertain times, he sees opportunity. I'm a San Francisco-based Assistant Managing Editor with a focus on the world's richest people. His private jet carried more than 300 suitcases, and Al-Waleed indulged his love of cycling by flying some 30 bicycles into the coastal town. Fervent partisan du dialogue entre les religions, il a été qualifié par Forbes "d'homme d'affaires le plus influent après Bill Gates". https://www.superyachtfan.com/superyacht_kingdom_5_kr.html Kingdom 5KR is a 85.65 metres (281.0 ft) superyacht owned by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. Airbus agreed to deliver the plane “as new,” with new engines and new systems in July 2010. Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud [& Family] [RF: Saudi Arabia RF] Billionaire investor Saudi Prince Alwaleed (Kingdom Holding Co.) jet skiing w. daughter Reem (off his yacht, Kingdom 5-KR, formerly owned by US real estate mogul Donald Trump). I oversee the massive reporting effort that goes into Forbes' annual. Al-Waleed was born in Jeddah on 7 March 1955 to Prince Talal bin Abdul-Aziz, long-time-known as The Red Prince, and Mona Al Solh, daughter of Riad Al Solh (Lebanon's first prime minister). In October 2007, Alwaleed ordered a test flight version of the A380: Serial number 002, essentially a second hand plane, which one source said was about 23,000 pounds heavier than the current version of the plane. Over more than two decades, reporting for Forbes has taken me to 17 countries on four continents, from the streets of Manila to palaces in Saudi Arabia and Mexico's presidential residence. His answer: “I want to sell it to someone else and make some money.”. 2001 : fait don de 10 millions de dollars à la ville de New York après le 11 septembre Sa "Kingdom Holding Company" est présente dans le capital de Newscorp, Motorola, eBay, Pepsi, ou encore City Group. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. Loin de l'archétype du miliardaire saoudien ayant fait fortune grâce au pétrole, le prince Al-Walid s'est enrichi en partant d'un "modeste" emprunt (15 000 dollars), après ses études aux Etats-Unis. Choisissez parmi des contenus premium Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal de la plus haute qualité. 1997 : investit dans les territoires palestiniens, en soutien à la population arabe In 2014, I won an Overseas Press Club award for an article I wrote about Saudi Arabian billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal; I also won a Gerald Loeb Award with co-author Rafael Marques de Morais for an article we wrote about Isabel dos Santos, the eldest daughter of Angola's former president. She was ranked #4 on the Arabian Business ‘100 most powerful Arab Women 2012’. The contract was signed by the Saudi Minister of Finance, Airbus executive John Leahy and what appears to be Prince Alwaleed on behalf of Kingdom 5-KR-199. Al-Walid possède aussi un palais de 317 pièces, de nombreuses voitures de luxe, un yatch (en attendant la livraison du plus grand yatch privé du monde de 175 m²) et deux avions personnels (un Boeing 747 et un Airbus A340). 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