They are powerful! They are stylish! They are rich and they are royal! Everything about them and their life is enticing. Right from the clothes they wear to the food they eat or how they talk, people love everything about them. With their kind heart and love for their people, these royals have not only ruled their country but also have won the hearts of all their people. But, there is something about these monarchs that makes them supreme. Their financial strength and their status give them more recognition in the world. So, here is a list of the world’s richest monarchs and how much they are truly worth.
#1 – KING MAHA VAJIRALOGKORN OF THAILAND ($43 BILLION)
The richest monarch in the world, King Maha Vajiralogkorn of Thailand and his family have an estimated worth of $43 Billion. The royal made this money from the investments made under the Bureau of Crown Property Thailand. Amongst his varied assets which include real estate properties and 1,328 hectares of land, the king also owns an enormous 545 carat Golden Jubilee Diamond which is believed to be the world’s largest cut and defined diamond.
#2 – SULTAN HASSANAL BOLKIAH OF BRUNEI ($28 BILLION)
The world’s second richest monarch, the Sultan of Brunei has all his wealth from the country’s oil and gas resources and related businesses. It is believed that the Sultan loves to live a lavish lifestyle. He resides at Istana Nurul Iman which is the world’s largest palace and costs around $350 million. Apparently, one of his favourite assets is his collection of 600 rolls Royces that are parked in his massive royal garage.
#3 – KING SALMAN ABDULAZIZ BIN SAUD OF SAUDI ARABIA ($18 BILLION)
Saudi Arab is one of the richest monarchs in the world! And King Salman makes a strong hold in the list of the world’s richest royals at the 3rd position. According to sources, the king earns most of his wealth through his media group that includes the Arab daily, Al Eqtisadiah and the Ashraq Al Awsat. It is believed the king married for about 30 times and has 35 children amidst all his wives.
#4 – EMIR KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN OF ABU DHABI ($15 BILLION)
With its rich oil resources, Sheikh Khalifa of Abu Dhabi already has made his name to the world’s richest monarchs of 2019. The Sheikh is the chairman of the Abu Dhabi Investment authority and has the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa named after him.
#5 – KING MOHAMMED VI OF MOROCCO ($8.2 BILLION)
Morocco’s royal family has an estimated net worth of $8.2 Billion. King Mohammed has majority of his wealth coming from his private holding company that operated in numerous fields including renewable energy, telecommunications, banking, etc. Morocco is one of the fastest developing African countries, all thanks to the king who has taken special interest in promoting the country’s economy.
#6 – PRINCE HANS ADAM II OF LIECHTENSTEIN ($7.2 BILLION)
Majority of Prince Hans Adam’s wealth comes from the Liechenstein Global Trust that was built in 1970. The foundation manages different businesses such as wineries and agriculture which contributes to the Prince’s $7.2 Billion net worth. It is believed that Prince Adam has a special love for art and owns his own collection that is kept on display in the Museum of Liechtenstein.
#7 – EMIR SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM OF DUBAI ($4 BILLION)
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid is the prime minister of UAE and has a huge fortune of $4 billion. The sheikh is believed to be passionate about racehorses and is often seen in the Britain race meets. He is the owner of the Dubai Holding, an organisation that manages different companies governed by the sheikh. He is also extremely kind at heart and makes generous donations in the name of charity.
#8 – GRAND DUKE HENRI OF LUXEMBOURG ($4 BILLION)
With a net worth of billions, who really needs to take a salary for all the generous service he does for his country! The Grand Duke of Luxembourg doesn’t receive a salary, but receives an annual grant worth $324,851 since 1948 that can be used to perform various functions.
#9 – EMIR SHEIKH TAMIM BIN HAMAD AL THANI OF QATAR ($2.1 BILLION)
Sheikh Tamim Al Thani has been ruling Qatar since 1995 till 2013. The royal family receives most of its wealth from the Qatar Investment Authority that manages Qatar’s excess oil and gas resources. Apart from these, he also owns Arab’s first global news channel Al Jazeera.
#10 – PRINCE ALBERT OF MONACO ($1 BILLION)
Head of one of the world’s most ancient royal families, Prince Albert has a net worth of $1 billion. The monarch receives most of his wealth from the country’s casinos and entertainment sources that come under the Société des bains de mer de Monaco.