Glusea brings to you the richest king in the world and the list of the top 10 richest kings in the world.
Royalty is a very lucrative affair. There are lots of benefits that come with being a monarch. From power to possessions just name it.
Most Kings in the world are also successful investors and owing to the fact that these possessions are passed on from one generation to another, the wealth remains in the family for long. Read on to find who the richest King in the world is and the list of the top 10 richest Kings in the world.
Richest King in the World
Vajiralongkorn- King of Thailand
Net Worth -$43 billion
Vajiralongkorn is the King of Thailand since 2016. He is the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. In 1972, at the age of 20, he was made crown prince by his father. After his father’s death on 13 October 2016, he was expected to ascend to the throne of Thailand but asked for time to mourn before taking the throne.
His Source of wealth is through Investments derived from the Bureau of the Crown Property.
Hassanal Bolkiah -Sultan of Brunei
Net Worth -$28 billion
Hassanal Bolkiah is the 29th and current Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei, as well as the Prime Minister of Brunei, making him one of the last absolute monarchs.
he sultan has been ranked among the wealthiest individuals in the world.
After Queen Elizabeth II, the sultan is the world’s second longest-reigning current monarch. On 5 October 2017, the sultan celebrated his Golden Jubilee to mark the 50th year of his reign on the throne.
His source of wealth is through Profits from oil and gas industry.
3rd Richest King in the World
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Saudi Arabia
Net Worth $18 Billion
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been the King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques since 23 January 2015.
He was the deputy governor of Riyadh and later the governor of Riyadh for 48 years from 1963 to 2011. He was then appointed Minister of Defense.
He was also named the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia in 2012 following the death of his brother Nayef bin Abdulaziz. Salman became King in 2015 following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah.
He is the oldest surviving son of Ibn Saud. His main source of wealth is through Profits from oil industry.
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan –
President of the United Arab Emirates
Emir of Abu Dhabi
Net worth -$15 Billion
Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the current President of the United Arab Emirates, the Emir of Abu Dhabi, the Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces and the chairman of the Supreme Petroleum Council.
Sheikh Khalifa is also chairman of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which manages $875 billion in assets, the largest amount managed by a nation’s head of state in the world.
Collectively, the Al Nahyan family is believed to hold a fortune of $150 billion
5th Richest King in the World
Mohammed VI -King of Morocco
Net Worth -$ 8.2 Billion
King Mohammed derives his fortune from his control of Société Nationale d’Investissement (SNI), a large Moroccan investment holding company with assets valued at more than $10 billion.
Mohammed is Morocco’s leading businessman and banker.
SNI’s largest asset is a 48% stake in Morocco’s largest bank, Attijariwafa, as well as controlling stakes in mass distribution giant Marjane Holding; mining company Managem Group and mobile telecoms company Inwi.
The King also owns a substantial chunk of the world’s phosphate reserves.
Mohammed is also a leading agricultural producer and landowner in Morocco, where agriculture is exempted from taxes.
Hans-Adam II – Prince of Liechtenstein
Net Worth -$7.2 Billion
Hans-Adam II is the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein. He is the son of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and his wife, Countess Georgina von Wilczek.
He also bears the titles Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, and Count of Rietberg. Hans-Adam is the richest monarch in Europe.
Hans-Adam owns LGT banking group and has a family fortune of $US7.6 billion and a personal fortune of about $US4 billion, making him one of the world’s richest heads of state, and Europe’s wealthiest monarch.
He owns an extensive art collection, much of which is displayed for the public at the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum -Prime Minister of UAE
Net Worth -$4 Billion
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.
Since his accession in 2006, after the death of his brother Sheikh Maktoum, he has undertaken reforms in the UAE’s government, starting with the UAE Federal Government Strategy in April 2007.
A keen equestrian, he is the founder of the Maktoum family-owned Godolphin racing stable and the owner of Darley, a thoroughbred breeding operation with operations in six countries.
8th Richest King in the World
Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
Net Worth – $4 Billion
Henri is the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, reigning since 7 October 2000. He is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean and Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium, and a first cousin of King Philippe of Belgium.
Juan Carlos I of Spain
Net Worth -$ 2.3 Billion
Juan Carlos I is a member of the Spanish royal family who reigned as King of Spain from November 1975 until his abdication in June 2014. He derives most of his wealth from Oil enterprise and real estate.
10th Richest King in the World
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani – Emir of Qatar
Net Worth- $ 2.1 Billion
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is the Emir of Qatar. He is the fourth son of the previous Emir, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
Tamim has held a variety of government posts within Qatar and has been at the forefront of efforts to promote sports and healthy living within the country. As of 2018, Tamim is the youngest reigning monarch among the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and the youngest current sovereign worldwide.