Nearly everyone associates royalty with wealth. And the most powerful royal families in the world live in certain nations where the monarchy is still practiced. Let us put a stop to you right there if Queen Elizabeth II is the first name that comes to mind. She may be the queen with the longest reign, but she is certainly not the richest.
The Queen of England reportedly has a net worth of $530 million, which is little when compared to the billions possessed by other monarchs who still have administrative authority in their nations. Even though India is a democracy, there are still several blue-blood individuals residing here. None of them are, however, truly billionaires. Here is a list of the top 8 wealthiest royals in the world in the interim.
8 of the World’s Wealthiest Royals
King Maha Vajiralongkorn
The 67-year-old king succeeded his deceased father in 2016 when he passed away. His financial affairs are in the care of the Crown Property Bureau. His family owns more than 16,210 acres of property in Thailand and has 40,000 rental agreements around the nation, including 17,000 in the capital. The Siam Commercial Bank and Siam Cement Group are two such companies that the King holds a major stake in. The Golden Jubilee Diamond, which makes the Thai monarch the wealthiest king in the world, is also his. All of it, as if that weren’t enough.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
After Queen Elizabeth II, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah ruled for the second-longest period in global history. He is also Brunei’s prime minister, making him the uncontested ruler of the nation. According to reports, he earned his money by working in the oil and natural gas export sector. One of the richest people in the world is the Sultan, according to reports. He also owns a residence in the Istana Nurul Iman, the world’s largest residential palace with over 1,778 rooms. There are rumors that the Sultan is the proud owner of a fleet of 600 Rolls Royce vehicles.
King Salman Abdulaziz bin Saud
King Salman Abdulaziz bin Saud might be third on this list. However, if the wealth of his family is included, the Saudi Arabian Saud Family, which has more than $1 trillion in assets, is the richest in the world. Aside from the money he and his family make through oil and investments, this family is quite discreet about their wealth and possessions. But as we all know, they also possess some of the most expensive residences, cars, boats, helicopters, private planes, works of art, and more.
Emir Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
He holds the dual office of President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which is in charge of managing the UAE’s oil surplus and is estimated to be worth half a trillion dollars, is where he makes his money, though. The Sheikh is rumored to own a pile of property in London, and his half-brother is also the owner of Manchester City FC. However, his main claim to fame is his kindness.
Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir Sheikh of Dubai, is credited with the development of several notable companies, including Emirates Airlines, The Jumeirah Group, and DP World. He also neglected important projects like the development of the Palm Islands, the Burj Khalifa, and the transition of Dubai into the modern-day community. In addition, he is a well-known Arabic poet and competitive rider.
Grand Duke Henri
The Berg Castle is home to the Duke of Luxembourg, his wife, five children, and four grandchildren. In addition, his family has a holiday home in Cabasson, a village in southern France. To execute its royal obligations, the family is also said to have earned more than $300,000 per year since 1948.
Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
The Sheikh of Qatar founded and oversees the Qatar Investment Authority, which is in charge of managing the country’s excess oil and gas reserves. The first worldwide news network in the Arab world, Al Jazeera, received a renowned $137 million donation from him. The (then) 39-year-old king was the youngest head of state in the world as of 2018.
King Mohammed VI
Mohammed VI, the current king of Morocco, earns $488,604 a year. But he is also a cunning banker and businessman in addition to being King. His family owns the majority of the Société Nationale d’Investissement (SNI), which has businesses involved in banking, mining, real estate, tourism, insurance, telecommunications, and other industries. In addition, he owns a big parcel of rural property.