Saudi Arabia is hitting up its wealthy citizens to buy stock in the Saudi Aramco IPO, Bloomberg sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. The citizens Saudi Arabia is asking include the wealthy Olayan family—which has existing Aramco ties–as well as Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal who in 2017 ranked as the 45 th richest person on the planet, with a net worth of $18.7 billion, according to Forbes . The Olayans are considering an investment in the realm of hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of shares in Aramco. Other investors being courted include the Almajdouie family and the Al-Turki clan—both of which have sizable financial resources. These big names are pretty much expected to invest. Even smaller investors are expected to invest, even if it means borrowing from banks on the cheap to do so—and rumor has it that the banks are willing to do just […]