A king is the one who rules over the kingdom for years and he takes care of his people just like his kid. He is the one responsible for the betterment of the region and the people. He is the one who imposes a tax on the country and does lots of other productive work just for the sake of the development of his country. The monarch is the head of the country even today in some countries where there is no democratic government.
Obviously being monarch is a prestigious thing and so his lifestyle includes some of the costliest things such as a royal house, vintage cars, and collection of some of the most expensive antiques from the world. Let us have a look at the Top 10 Of The Richest Monarchs In The World.
10. H.M. Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said of Oman – $700 million
The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said is one of the richest monarchs in the world. He is the 14th generation of the Al Bu Sa’id dynasty. He has held office from the year 1970. He was in the British Army prior to his political career. He has his own palace namely Al Alam in Muscat which has an area of about 2 km.
Sultan also has many royal yachts that have many luxurious facilities such as a swimming pool and orchestra. He has many honors and awards. He is also the foreign minister, governor of Central Bank and the finance minister.
9. Albert, 12th Prince of Thurn Und Taxis – $1.5 to $2.5 billion
Albert is a German businessman and car racer. He got the property of $3 billion from his father. He has got properties from dynasties of Wittelsbach, Braganza, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and House of Habsburg-Lorraine. He has raced the Lamborghini car in the GT1 World Championship event. He has a large art collection and land of 75,000 acres of land in Germany.
8. H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar – $2 billion
The current monarch of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani is the 4th son of Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. He was announced as Emir of Qatar on 25th June 2013. He is the youngest monarch among all the GCC countries.
He is the head of the Qatar Investment Authority board of directors. He has also held various other posts in environmental reserves and Public works Authority. The monarch also has been honored with many titles and awards.
7. King Mohammed VI of Morocco – $2.5 billion
At number 7, it is King Mohammed VI of Morocco. He became the monarch on 23rd July 1999. He is one of the richest men in the world with a net worth $2.5 billion. He has a major stake in the Societe Nationale d’Investissement. The King has many other businesses and has landed in Morocco. He has a large car collection and artworks too.
6. Hans Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein – $3.5 billion
Hans Adam II is the son of Franz Joseph II who was the Prince of Liechtenstein from the year 1906 till 1989. He is the current prince. He is the richest monarch of Europe and he has some of the world’s best art collection which has been displayed at Liechtenstein Museum.
He is a member of K.D St. V. Nordgau Prag Stuttgart. He has authored a book on politics. He also has his property of an area consisting of 50,000 acres. He owns a large holding in the LGT Bank Ltd.
5. Queen Elizabeth, United Kingdom – $15 billion
The next on the list is Queen Elizabeth II who has been Queen of Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand since the year 1952. She married Prince Philip and they have 4 children. She got an estate from her mother which was 70 million pounds.
She is the 329th richest person in the United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth also has a large collection of artworks and crown jewels and many other castles and palaces. She also owns British Crown Estate with holdings of 12 billion pounds.
4. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia – $17 billion
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the King as well as the Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. Earlier, he was the Defense Minister and also Deputy Governor. He abdicated the throne of Saudi Arabia on 23rd January 2015 after the death of his half-brother.
His family owns a large share in the oil deposits of Saudi Arabia. King Al Saud donates a large share of his wealth for many good causes. He also owns a large collection of cars and artworks.
3. H.M. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei – $20 billion
At number 3, it is the 29th Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah. He is a graduate from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the UK He became the Sultan of Brunei on 5th October 1967. Istana Nurul Iman is the official residence of the Sultan. It is a large complex with 257 bathrooms and various offices. The area occupied by this complex is about 2,152,782 square feet.
Sultan owns a Rolls- Royce which is 24k gold plated. He also has his own Boeing 747-8 which he pilots during international tours. He has the world’s biggest private mansion in the globe.
2. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, United Arab Emirates – $23 billion
The next on the list is the Emir of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. He serves as the chairman of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. This royal family has a total property of $150 billion with many mansions and car collection. The assets of the Adu Dhabi Investment Authority are worth $875 billion in value.
1. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand – $30 billion
The King of Thailand is on number 1 in the list of richest monarchs of the world. He was the king for 70 years which made him the longest-serving monarch in the world. He had many investments and properties in the country which all amount to $30 billion. He owned a large portion of land and equity in many companies. The king owned the Golden Jubilee Diamond.
These monarchs have received a large share of the property from their royal families which have been ruling over the countries for many years.
Top 10 Of The Richest Monarchs In The World
1. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand- $30 billion
2. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, United Arab Emirates- $23 billion
3. H.M. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei- $20 billion
4. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia- $17 billion
5. Queen Elizabeth, United Kingdom- $15 billion
6. Hans Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein- $3.5 billion
7. King Mohammed VI of Morocco- $2.5 billion
8. H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar- $2 billion
9. Albert, 12th Prince of Thurn Und Taxis- $1.5 to $2.5 billion
10. H.M. Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said of Oman- $700 million