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Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal speaks to Reuters journalists at a hotel in Beijing April 5, 2007.
Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal speaks to Reuters journalists at a hotel in Beijing April 5, 2007.
(Claro Cortes IV/Reuters)

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Al-Waleed, the prince who cried rich

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Poor Prince al-Waleed Bin Talal. One of the world’s wealthiest men has announced a billionaire’s strike against Forbes magazine because it doesn’t think he’s as rich as he claims. In its annual ranking of global billionaires, Forbes valued the Saudi investor at $20-billion (U.S.). He says he’s worth closer to $30-billion, and will “sever ties” with Forbes, accusing it of using a different methodology to count his wealth than other billionaires, and applying an anti-Middle Eastern bias.