Who are the detained Saudi businessmen?

Who are the detained Saudi businessmen?
From Al Jazeera - November 5, 2017

In a major shake-up by a newly formed anti-corruption committee, a number of senior ministers have been dismissed and nearly a dozen princes detained in Saudi Arabia.

State-run Al Arabiya news channel reported on Saturday at least 11 princes, four current ministers, and several former ministers had been arrested in the anti-corruption probe ordered by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Saudi authorities have not confirmed the names of those detained.

However, 14 former and current ministers, officials and businessmen were mentioned on social media as being among those held.

Al Jazeera takes a closer look at the profiles of the reportedly detained business moguls.

Alwaleed Bin Talal

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is a billionaire businessman and owner of Saudi investment giant Kingdom Holding.

With a net worth of $17bn, according to Forbes magazine, he is one of the richest men in the world.

Alwaleed and his company has high-profile shares in ride-sharing firm Lyft, Twitter, Apple, Citigroup and News Corp.

In 2008, the 62-year-old dual national of Lebanon and Saudi Arabia was listed in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people.

Waleed Ibrahim

Waleed Ibrahim is the chairman of the media group Middle Eastern Broadcasting Company (MBC).

He founded MBC, considered to bethe largest private media company in the Middle East and North Africa region, in 1991.

Reknowned for changing the face of Arab media, Ibrahim is regularly featured in the Arabian Business top 50 Power List.

In its 26 years of operation, MBC has expanded to a total of 18 TV channels.

Amr-Al Dabbagh

Amr-Al Dabbagh is the chairman and CEO of Jeddah-based family-owned holding company Al-Dabbagh Group.

He is also the former president of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA).

Dabbagh stepped down from public service in 2012 after two four-year terms at SAGIA with a rank of minister.

Al-Dabbagh Group, which was founded in 1962, is a diversified conglomerate with companies in more than 60 countries.

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