Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2014

For the third year in a row, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, founder and chairman of Saudi’s Kingdom Holding Company, tops Gulf Business' list of the region's most influential people.

With an estimated personal wealth of over $31.2 billion, the Prince remains the world’s richest Arab, as well as the most powerful.

Inside the Palace of Alwaleed Bin Talal.

See the full list here.


  1. Where's Khashoggi and El Batrawi?

    Maybe they should update the list now with all of the exposure from the new scrutiny on former ambulance-chasing attorney Sterling who has been exposed as an Alan Glick-like front working for the same outfit that runs Adnan Khashoggi and Ramy El Batrawi.

    Deutshe Bank recently bailed out Khashoggi. And El Batrawi recently tweeted:

    Tweeted El Batrawi @Carl_C_Icahn “hi Carl how are you its been a long time.”

  2. give charlie a call...he'll fix you...

    Fox Gives Show To SEC-Fined Analyst Who Was Paid To Push Now Worthless Stocks

    Financial analyst and Fox Business contributor Charles Payne, who has been fined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), been paid to promote now virtually worthless penny stocks, and smeared the poor as “indebted servants” to the government who are too “comfortable” living in poverty, is being rewarded with his own show, the network announced today.

    Fox Business said the show, Making Money with Charles Payne, will debut on June 2 in the evening. FBN executive vice president Kevin Magee praised Payne as having “an incredible talent for identifying growth sectors in the markets and we’re excited to launch a new show dedicated to helping viewers spot these emerging investment prospects.”

    That Payne has a talent for identifying growth may be a surprise to someone who followed some of Payne’s previous stock advice. After joining Fox in 2007, Payne was compensated to push the prospects of three stocks, as Media Matters documented in July 2013. Payne used his Fox credentials in promotional materials to assure skeptical investors that his advice was trustworthy. The stock of those companies are now virtually worthless:

    Payne was paid $40,000 to promote The Brainy Brands Company.

  3. Robert,

    Thanks for that very interesting post.


    Good find. That's some real grease-ball stuff.

    Anon @ 9:40 pm,

    Good find. Charles Payne "has a talent for" getting his ass handed to him by Peter Schiff.