Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has told ITV News that he would like to see further reform across the Middle East:
I’d like all those Arab countries who did not have an instability or revolution to wake up and immediately to reform and change before this tide reaches them
When asked if this included Saudi Arabia the prince replied: “All countries – no country is immune. Everyone who thinks he is immune, as you say in English, ‘he is talking rubbish’”.
Our perceptions of Saudi Arabia are hardly flattering, particularly when it comes to the treatment of women. But change is afoot.
Where exactly the Prince is placed in the league of the world’s wealthiest is not clear. But he is is the biggest foreign investor in the US