>> The detention of billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, one of the richest and most influential investors in the world, sending shockwaves through financial markets Sunday. Known for owning big stakes in US companies like Twitter, Apple, Lyft, and Citi Group. His arrest could potentially impact billions of dollars of international holdings.
Alwaleed had been the face of Saudi Arabian business. Even referred to by some as, the Warren Buffett of the Middle East. His investments spanned the globe, including several five star hotels in Paris, London, and New York City. Now his investments may be in doubt. Alaweed was rounded up with at least ten other princes and dozens of current and former ministers as part of an anti-corruption crack down.
The 62 year old prince is also known for his outspoken views on politics, making headlines in 2015 when he called Donald Trump a disgrace on Twitter during his presidential campaign.