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Princess Ameerah bint Aidan bin Nayef
Al-Taweel Al-Otaibi
( Arabic: ﺍﻻﻣﻴﺮﺓ ﺍﻣﻴﺮﺓ
ﺑﻨﺖ ﻋﻴﺪﺍﻥ ﺑﻦ ﻧﺎﻳﻒ ﺍﻟﻄﻮﻳﻞ ﺍﻟﻌﺼﻴﻤﻲ ﺍﻟﻌﺘﻴﺒﻲ ;
born 6 November 1983), also known as
Princess Ameerah al-Taweel , in the
English-speaking press and media, [2] is a
Saudi Arabian princess and philanthropist.

Born into a non-royal cadet branch of the
Saud dynasty, the Princess married her
distant cousin Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal al
Saud , and assumed the role of Vice
Chairperson of Al-Waleed bin Talal
Foundation . Princess Ameera is a member
of the board of trustees at Silatech and is
currently married to Emirati billionaire
Khalifa bin Butti al Muhairi.

Born: 6 November 1983 (age 35)
Riyadh , Saudi Arabia

Spouse: Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal al Saud (2008 - 2013, divorced)

Khalifa bin Butti al Muhairi
(married 2018)

House: House of Saud

Father: Aidan bin Nayef Al Taweel

Religion: Islam

Early life

Al-Taweel was born in Riyadh , Saudi
Arabia . Her father is Aidan bin Nayef Al-
Taweel Al-Otaibi. She was raised by her
divorced mother and her grandparents in
Riyadh. At age 18 she met Prince Alwaleed
Bin Talal, a man 28 years older than her,
while conducting an interview for a school
paper. Eventually, they married in 2008 and were later divorced in November
2013. Princess Ameera is a magna cum
laude graduate of the University of New
Haven with a degree in Business

Humanitarian activities

As vice-chairperson and head of the
executive committee of the Alwaleed bin
Talal Foundation in Saudi Arabia, the
Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation - Global, (now
known under the name Alwaleed
Philanthropies), and chairperson of
Time Entertainment, Princess Ameera
supports a wide range of humanitarian
interests in both Saudi Arabia and around
the world. The Foundation is an
international, non-profit organization
dedicated to supporting programs and
projects aimed at poverty alleviation,
disaster relief, interfaith dialogue, and
women's empowerment.

As chairperson of Kingdom Holding
Company, she travels extensively on behalf
of the Alwaleed bin Talal Foundations in an
effort to better understand the most
pressing challenges facing the world. In
visiting NGOs and other aid and
development organizations, she aims to
improve and promote the image of Saudi
women as she represents the Foundations,
implementing projects and conducting field
service trips. She has visited more than
seventy-one countries.

The Princess has inaugurated the Alwaleed
Bin Talal Village Orphanage in Burkina
Faso and traveled to Pakistan to provide
aid and relief to the country's flood victims
and to support education. Together with
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh , Princess
Ameera also formally opened the Prince
Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies
at the University of Cambridge,[3] where
she accepted, from Prince Philip, an 800th
Anniversary Medal for Outstanding
Philanthropy. Most recently she has
spearheaded a relief mission to Somalia,
where she and her ex-husband, Prince
Alwaleed bin Talal, oversaw the distribution
of Foundation-sponsored aid.

Princess Ameera has spoken out publicly in
the United States on NBC's Today , CNN
International and NPR, as well as in Time
magazine and Foreign Policy magazine in
support of both women's right to drive in
her country of Saudi Arabia and the broader
issue of women's overall empowerment to
contribute fully to Saudi society. She
has been featured in Newsweek, The Daily
Beast, and The Huffington Post, and was
interviewed by Piers Morgan. She spoke in a
special session at 2011 Clinton Global
Initiative titled "Voices for Change in the
Middle East & North Africa," in which she
discussed her views on the current
movements for change in the region with
U.S. President Bill Clinton. Her self-
described approach to reform is one of
"evolution, not revolution". In her
speech she said:

“People take their voices to the
streets when they are not heard
by their governments. If we
want stability in the region, we
must build institutions of civil
society so people can channel
their demands through these
institutions. If we want
prosperity in the region we
must invest in young people
through encouraging

She also says she wants to be among the
first women to drive on Saudi roads.
Princess Ameera was recently interviewed
by Charlie Rose on Bloomberg and spoke
about her work for equal rights and
women's empowerment in Saudi Arabia
through Alwaleed Foundations. Her husband
Prince Al Waleed was warned by his brother
Prince Khalid to control Ameera's media
appearances or next time they would be
punished without prior warning. This
tension led to their divorce.

She is a member of the board of trustees of
Silatech, an international youth employment
organization with a focus on youth
empowerment in the Arab world through
the creation of jobs and greater economic
opportunities to deal with unemployment in
the region. She is an honorary member
of the Disabled Children's Association and
an honorary board member of the Saudi
Volunteering Society. She is also The
founder and CEO of Times Entertainment
and Co-Founder of Tasamy a non-
profit organization that promotes social

In 2011, Princess Ameera received the ITP
Special "Humanitarian Award" on behalf of
the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation at the
Arabian Business Achievement Awards
ceremony. She was the most
high-profile newcomer to the CEO Middle
East 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2012
list with a fourth-place ranking. She also
received the Woman Personality of the Year
Award from the Middle East Excellence
Award Institute. Ameera al Taweel is
married to Emirati billionaire Khalifa bin

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