Prince Alwaleed's daughter tweets joy after his release

Detained for nearly three months, Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was released on Saturday

Prince Alwaleed, dubbed the Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia, was the most high-profile detainee among 350 suspects rounded up since November 4.

Mon 29 Jan 2018 11:07 AM

The daughter of Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Sunday tweeted a picture of her father, expressing happiness at his release from detention, in the first reaction from a family member.

“You’ve lit up the world, you are my world,” Reem bint Alwaleed tweeted, posting a picture of her father sporting a beard.

Prince Alwaleed, dubbed the Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia, was the most high-profile detainee among 350 suspects rounded up since November 4, including business tycoons and ministers, who were held in Riyadh’s luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel.

Detained for nearly three months, he was released on Saturday after striking an undisclosed financial agreement with the authorities, a government source said.

“The attorney general this morning approved the settlement with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal,” paving the way for his release, a government source told AFP on Saturday, without disclosing figures.

The prince is ranked among the richest people in the world, with Forbes once estimating his fortune to be worth $ 18.7 billion.

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