We recently brought you our list featuring the 10 richest royals in the world as of 2015/2016, and now we are back with part two! You will be shocked to find out just how rich these monarchs are!
Number Five: Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan
He is the President of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Khalifa rose to power, as usually happens among monarchs after his father passed away in 2004. A devoted philanthropist, lover of sports and all-things-luxury, Sheikh Khalifa is so rich he purchased 66 acres of land for himself in the Seychelles and even launched the biggest ever motor yacht. Net worth: $15 billion.
Number Four: One of the Richest Royals – Late King Abdullah bin Abdul
Bin Abdul was the fourth richest monarch in the world until he passed away in early 2015. He was the King of Saudi Arabia for 10 years. During that time, the country earned approximately $1 billion a day from oil exports. His half-brother, Salman, took over the throne after his death. Net worth: $17 billion.
Number Three: Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah
Hassanal Bolkiah, father of Abdul Azim, whom we talked about in part one, is the current Sultan and Prime Minister of Brunei. He has been accused of appropriating millions from state funds for his personal investments, which include a collection of more than 7,000 racing cars, flying lessons and private aircrafts. His home, which counts with 1,788 rooms, is the biggest palace in the world, and it cost $350 million to build. Net worth: $20 million.
Number Two: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud of Saudi Arabia
Al-Waleed is a member of the Saudi Royal Family, most famous for his million-making business endeavors. Prince Al-Waleed is the CEO of the Kingdom Holding Company and has invested in numerous profitable businesses, including Citigroup, 21st Century Fox, the Plaza Hotel, News Corporation, AOL, Apple, Motorola and Fox Broadcasting. Net worth: $21.4 billion.
Number One: King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej has been on the Thai throne for 69 consecutive years. He replaced his brother as heir to the throne when the latter got shot dead in 1946 under strange, unsolved circumstances. His family’s wealth, along with his business investments, have placed him on the Forbes list of the richest monarchs in the world for several decades, coming first on several occasions. Net worth: $30 billion. We hope you enjoyed reading through our list of richest royals in the world. Stay tuned for new, interesting lists coming soon!