I'm telling you, you can't compare Saudi Arabia to other countries.— Al-Waleed bin Talal
The most cheerful Al-Waleed bin Talal quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
I'm not panicking, and I'm not scared, I've been through the Gulf War, the Asia crisis, and the Russian crisis.
Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable of using the Internet is regarded as backward.
You know, Saudi Arabia has a lot of poverty also.
Regardless about what you hear about the viceroy and people being rich, et cetera.
If I'm going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don't do it at all.
My own center, my Kingdom Center, which is the highest priced tower in Saudi Arabia, was vacated twice because of terrorist attacks, terrorist threats.
Most governments are pragmatic, most people are logical.
There are pockets of extremism in Israel, in the U.S. and in the Muslim world. But we have to fight them with reason, with logic and with compassion.
I own almost 100 hotels in North America.
Some of them are only in management, but some of them we have some small stakes in them.
It is my responsibility to take advantage of my position to make the world a better place
Some countries, like Saudi Arabia, where the population growth is very high, whereby you don't have the mortgage low yet. Still the demand outstrips supply by much.
Well, you know, News Corp is the only real media global - that has a global presence that's involved in TV production, in movies, in publishing, in newspapers, digital media, et cetera. So for a company like that to function, clearly it does not depend only on Rupert Murdoch or James Murdoch.
In Riyadh, there's going to be a huge project that will house at least 12,000 units with inhabitants of approximately 150,000 people. It's like a city within a city.
Saudi Arabia has stability. The social contract and the political contract between the king and the rulers and the royal family and the ruled people in Saudi Arabia is very strong and the bondage is so solid.
One of my biggest personal holdings is Rotana.
That company has a very dominant force in the Middle East. It has around 45% of all the movie industry and around 75% of all the music.
Well, clearly Apple is a role model of the American innovation whereby it produced all these products - iPod, iPhone, iPad - that are really now dominating all the technology arena in the world.
The legacy of Steve Jobs and the strength of Steve Jobs is that he established a company that's clearly firing on all cylinders and clicking very well.
I definitely believe that the so-called American decline is greatly exaggerated.
So, if you look at what's common among some of the companies I have, including the Four Seasons, NewsCorp, George V, the Plaza, these are all irreplaceable brands in their own fields.
You know, in Saudi Arabia, there is a body of 40 people - 34 people exactly, that once the succession comes, they will meet and they will elect a king in there.
Our Palestinian brethren continue to be slaughtered at the hands of Israelis while the world turns the other cheek.
Actually, King Abdullah, under his supervision and guidance, has established a dialogue in Saudi Arabia whereby all the population, whether Shiite or Sunnis from north, south, west or east, they can get together and exchange their views.
I believe the government of the United States should re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stance toward the Palestinian cause.
The potential for Twitter is spectacular and great.
No company should depend on one person no matter how that person is smart or genius, whether it's Apple or News Corp, or Citibank or any other company in the world.
Ethics to me is very important.
Kingdom Holding will continue to achieve strong results and to distribute dividends
I will always serve my country in any capacity, but I'm very happy with what I'm doing right now.
I would love to be a corporate leader.
The issue of Palestine has been there since more than 60 years.
But more important since 1967 when the war was, ended in the defeat of some Arab countries.
You cannot play with fire.
The lesson is that, No. 1, this management has to be at the highest class possible. No. 2, they have to have a succession plan.
We're getting hurt, but I'm a long-term investor.
My wheels are running. My investments are local, regional and international.