Saudi billionaire's daughter tweets joy after his release

Saudi billionaire's daughter tweets joy after his release
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's daughter celebrated his release from detention.
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28 January, 2018
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal was one of 350 prominent Saudis detained (AFP)
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.