Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has given a rare interview to ITV News International Correspondent John Irvine.
The Saudi prince speaks of his hopes for President Obama's second term and his predictions for the future of Syria:
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