Washington Post

Who is Alwaleed bin Talal, the prince at the center of the Saudi corruption purge?

Foto: AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File

Even if you didn't know much about Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal before his arrest on Saturday - in what was either an anti-corruption purge or a political crackdown - you're almost certainly acquainted with his money.

The biography on Alwaleed's personal website consists of a single sentence about his background (born 1955; grandson of the first king of Saudi Arabia), followed by a dense page crammed with details of his wealth and power:..

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