"He who walks with billionaires, will become a billionaire." ~ Christopher Kozoriz

Al-Waleed bin Talal - Quotes


Saudi business magnate, investor, and philanthropist

"But each country has to advance and move at its own speed."

"Clearly, as a CEO, you have other functions that are managed by other people."

"Ethics to me is very important."

"I believe Twitter, right now, is just finishing the venture capital phase, getting into a maturity level."

"If I’m going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don’t do it at all."

"I own almost 100 hotels in North America. Some of them are only in management, but some of them we have some small stakes in them."

"My wheels are running. My investments are local, regional and international."

"Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable of using the Internet is regarded as backward."

"So, if you look at what’s common among some of the companies I have, including the Four Seasons, Newscorp, George V, the Plaza, these are all irreplaceable brands in their own fields."

"The legacy of Steve Jobs and the strength of Steve Jobs is that he established a company that’s clearly firing on all cylinders and clicking very well."

"The lesson is that, No. 1, this management has to be at the highest class possible. No. 2, they have to have a succession plan."

"The potential for Twitter is spectacular and great."

"Well, clearly Apple is a role model of the American innovation whereby it produced all these products – iPod, iPhone, iPad – that are really now dominating all the technology arena in the world."

"Well, you know, News Corp is the only real media global – that has a global presence that’s involved in TV production, in movies, in publishing, in newspapers, digital media, et cetera. So for a company like that to function, clearly it does not depend only on Rupert Murdoch or James Murdoch."

"We’re getting hurt, but I’m a long-term investor."

"You cannot play with fire."