The Saudi crown prince accused of hacking Jeff Bezos’ phone met with more than a dozen tech execs and celebs during the same US trip. From Tim Cook to Oprah, here’s everyone Mohammed bin Salman met with.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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REUTERS/Amir Levy

There’s a chance Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and venture capitalist Peter Thiel are having their phones examined right about now after fresh reports about the hacking of Jeff Bezos’ phone.

A forensic analysis commissioned by Bezos suggests that it was likely his phone was hacked in May 2018 via a file sent from a WhatsApp account used by Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to reports in the Guardian and the Financial Times.

The hacking attack came just weeks after Bezos, the CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, met in person with bin Salman during the crown prince’s tour of Silicon Valley and the US. The two swapped phone numbers during a dinner meeting and later connected on WhatsApp.

But Bezos wasn’t the only tech luminary or celebrity who met with bin Salman on his three-week tour. So too did Cook, Page, Brin, Thiel, and plenty of others. There is no evidence that their phones were also compromised, but given the stunning allegations about how Bezos’ phone was hacked, it’s not unreasonable to wonder whether others may have swapped phone numbers with the crown prince and could be at risk.

The Saudi US embassy called the allegations of hacking “absurd” in a tweet on Tuesday.

Here are some of the tech executives and other notable figures who met with the Saudi crown prince on his 2018 trip, according to The New York Times:


Google cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page

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Google cofounder Sergey Brin, left, and Mohammad bin Salman.
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Saudi Embassy

Google CEO Sundar Pichai

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai, with bin Salman and Brin.
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Saudi Embassy

Hiroshi Lockheimer, head of Google’s Android and Chrome divisions

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Google senior vice president Hiroshi Lockheimer shaking hands with bin Salman.
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Saudi Embassy

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel

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Peter Thiel with bin Salman.
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Saudi Embassy

An assortment of other venture capitalists and tech leaders, including Sam Altman and Vinod Khosla.

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From left, Y Combinator Chairman Sam Altman, Palantir CEO Alex Karp, Khosla Ventures founder Vinod Khosla, Thiel, and bin Salman.
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Saudi Embassy

Apple CEO Tim Cook

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mofa.gov.sa

Apple’s executive team, including chief operating officer Jeff Williams

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Among those at the table on the right are Jeff Williams, Apple’s COO; Lisa Jackson, the company’s head of environment, policy and social initiatives; and Angela Ahrendts, its former retail head.
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Saudi Embassy

And Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates

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Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates.
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Reuters

But bin Salman didn’t just meet with tech titans. He also met with executives from other industries, including media tycoon Rupert Murdoch.

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Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp.
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Reuters

And Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.

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Richard Branson of Virgin Group
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Getty Images

Bloomberg founder Michael Bloomberg

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Bin Salman with Michael Bloomberg
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Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Kingdom Council/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

AMC CEO Adam Aron

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AMC CEO Adam ARON
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Amy Sussman/FilmMagic

And he met with plenty of celebrities, including Oprah.

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Oprah
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Apple

Michael Douglas


Morgan Freeman

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Actor Morgan Freeman
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Getty/Dimitrios Kambouris

And Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

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Dwayne Johnson
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Jeff Spicer/Getty