Monday, December 19, 2011
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company are investing $300 million in Twitter.
Alwaleed's joint investment with his Kingdom Holding Co. follows months of negotiations and will give them a "strategic stake" in Twitter, according to the Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based investment firm. It wasn't clear how much of Twitter the prince will control.
Alwaleed, a nephew of the Saudi king, ranks 26th on Forbes' list of the world's richest people. He has a history of investing in media and technology companies, and said the deal represents an interest "in promising, high-growth businesses with a global impact."
Read more at OregonLive.com.