Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, the richest people of the Middle East, whose fortune is estimated at 32 billion dollars, joined founded by bill gates group Breakthrough Energy Coalition, which aims to activate the search for alternative fuels to combat global warming.
About it writes on Thursday, 3 December, the website «al-Bawaba».
Among the members of this group – the founder of social network Facebook mark Zuckerberg, the head of the Internet company Amazon.com Jeff Bezos, Chinese entrepreneur, founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alibaba Group Jack MA, a British entrepreneur, founder of the Virgin Group Richard Branson and American billionaire and philanthropist George Soros.
The author of this initiative bill gates, founder of Microsoft, said during a speech at the conference: he set a goal to increase private investment in projects designed to solve climate change, reduce energy costs and combat poverty. Gates intends in the shortest possible time izzati a source of cheap, clean and safe energy.
Prince al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, more commonly known as Prince al-Waleed, the grandson of the founder of Saudi Arabia king Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud and nephew of the present king Salman, known as a major entrepreneur and an international investor. The Prince, with a doctorate in philosophy, made his fortune in investment projects and buy shares. In 2007, equity amounted to $21.5 billion according to Forbes magazine.
Al-Waleed bin Talal al-Saud takes the 22nd spot in the list of richest people in the world. American Time magazine calls him «the Arabian Warren Buffett». The Prince believes that his condition is 9.6 billion dollars more, and he is in the top ten richest people in the world, in 2013 she filed a lawsuit against Forbes.
We will remind that in October of this year, Prince al-Waleed, owner of Kingdom Holding footage said his government is considering a new strategy in which intends to deal with the Iranian expansion in the region, taking in allies of Israel – in light of the events in Syria and military intervention by Moscow.