The company describes itself as a diversified investment company, whose interests include banking, real estate, telecommunications, broadcasting and media, entertainment, hospitality, computers and electronics, agriculture, restaurants, upscale fashion, retailing, supermarkets, tourism, travel and automotive manufacturing.
Its international investments include (or have included)
*Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
*Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
*Hotel George V, Paris
*Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
*Procter & Gamble
*The Walt Disney Company
*LBCI Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International
*SAMBA, Saudi American Bank
*Rotana Group (Arabic: روتانا), the Arab World's largest entertainment company
*Kingdom Hotels International, public company listed on the Dubai International Financial Exchange
The company is known for hiring in 2004 Captain Hanadi Zakariya Hindi, the first Saudi female commercial pilot, who trained at the Mideast Aviation Academy in Jordan.
It is also the owner of the Kingdom Centre.
In July 2005, Kingdom announced a joint venture with HSBC to invest in growth companies in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2007 the company committed to purchasing an Airbus A380 "Flying Palace" for an undisclosed amount.
In August 2011, the company announced plans for the construction of Kingdom Tower, which will become the tallest building in the world.