The ultra-rich royal families have been the center of attention for centuries. Many in this world can only dream of owning homes like their breathtaking palaces and living such luxurious lifestyles. Here are the top ten royal families from across the globe that you might be curious to know about:
10. Prince Albert, Monaco ($1 billion)
At the 10th position is Prince Albert II, the only son of Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly. His marriage to Princess Charlene Wittstock, a South African Olympic swimmer, was one of the world’s costliest weddings.
9. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar ($2 billion)
Next on the list is the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. His wealth comes from the Qatar Investment Authority, which oversees the oil and gas reserves of the country.
8. Grand Duke Henri, Luxembourg ($4 billion)
He took over the reins as the Grand Duke of Luxembourg on October 7, 2000. The royal family gets more than $300,000 annually to conduct their royal functions.
7. King Mohammed VI, Morocco ($5.7 billion)
The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, is a banker and has excellent business acumen. His family has a significant stake in Al Mada, one of the largest private Moroccan holding companies.
6. Prince Hans-Adam II, Liechtenstein ($6.98 billion)
The Prince of Liechtenstein makes his fortune from his investments in an agricultural company and wineries. He also owns the Liechtenstein Global Trust, Europe’s largest family-owned private wealth firm.
5. Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Dubai, UAE ($14 billion)
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the vice president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), besides being the Emir of Dubai. He is also the UAE’s prime minister and minister of defense. He has overseen significant projects such as the construction of Burj Khalifa.
4. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia ($20 billion)
Although King Salman Abdulaziz bin Saud comes fourth on the list, his family is the richest in the world. Their overall wealth exceeds $1 trillion. They have been a powerful family for generations in the oil-rich region.
3. Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, UAE ($30 billion)
Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the third president of the UAE and the current ruler of Abu Dhabi. After his half-brother Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed’s death, he became the emirate’s de facto ruler.
2. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei ($30 billion)
The Sultan is also the Prime Minister of Brunei. His massive fortune comes from the export business of oil and natural gas. His home, Istana Nurul Iman, is the world’s largest residential palace.
1. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Thailand ($43 billion)
The King of Thailand tops the list of Royal Billionaires. His family owns more than 16,210 acres of land in the country. King Vajiralongkorn also has plenty of shares in the Siam Commercial Bank and Siam Cement Group.