Monarchs and Royals of the World - 2013
a list of the World's Richest Monarchs in order of wealth, the figures are calculated based upon their present assets as Sovereigns
of the Realm, whereas it should be noted that most studies upon this subject past and present by magazines, books and by the
media, listing figures attributed to the so-called true wealth of the Monarchs in question are misleading.
Those compiling these false figures, in most circumstances
source their information from a small collection of individuals, who do not and in some cases choose not to understand the
complicated asset wealth of a Monarch, through their vast Hereditary and Sovereign wealth therein. As such readers and viewers
of such articals, should take special note that any listing, which lists Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain, below first place upon the list in question, should not be read any further as their figures are not correct.
Whereas, most figures on
this subject concerning the wealth of Monarchs and Royals, seem to be complied by a certain American based Magazine with its
online service, the ridiculous figures that are complied by this well known American Magazine are in most part misleading,
and lack any credible status when concerning the true wealth of the Monarchs and Royals concerned.
One example amongst many others, which is utterly contradictory
on the part of the Magazine, is that of the listing of the King of Thailand who according to their figures, holds first place
on the list. The King does indeed owns vast land holdings in the Capital of Bangkok, which is run by the Thai Crown Agency,
in the exact way the Queen of Great Britain owns vast land holdings in the UK run by the British Crown Estate, except the
Magazine in question states that the Queen does not own the land, but for some unknown reason the King of Thailand does. Yet
the Magazine shows no legal or factual proof to substantiate their false assumption, only that it is considered by modern
assumption and public opinion that the Queen does not own the Crown Estate. The Queen of Great Britain is the wealthest Monarch
in the World by far, this is not an outdated notion or passe, it is fact, if one chooses to not recognise this fact one can
only be considered as ignorant in its absolute meaning.
Therefore, the Almanach challenges any person or Media body to show proof by submitting any British Law
under Act of Parliament stating clearly, that the Queen does own the Crown Estate. Whereas there are tens of thousands of
documents and many hundreds of Laws under Act of Parliament, which state that the Crown Estate is part of the Sovereign partimony
of the British Monarch, and therefore is in fact the legal property of the Reigning Monarch concerned. It should be noted
that ownership can never be based upon a mere assumption, but must be backed up by legal standing and judgement.
Whereas, another example is the so-called
listed Wealth of the ex-Queen of the Netherlands, who according to their figures is worth a mere $200 Million dollars, whereas
the Dutch Royal Family to which she was head of until recently, is the worlds largest share holder of the Royal Dutch Shell
Oil Company being a 25% holder, therefore her true wealth was in the Billions of dollars, another example of the Magazines
silly figures which have no connection with the true figures of Monarchs listed.
The American Magazine in question, seems to compile its figures when
concerning Monarchs and Royals of the World, in the same way as it complies figures for International Film Stars, Rock Groups
and of course Mickey Mouse, which shows the Magazine in question to have very little or no understanding to the complicated
subject of the asset wealth of the Worlds Monarchs and Royals, who in some cases have amassed their family wealth, property
and ownership rights over many centuries, and in the case of the Queen of Great Britian near on a millenium, so the true and
total wealth of the aforementioned Monarchs and Royals may never be known. As a further note of interest if the Russian Revolution
of 1917 had never happened, and the Imperial House of Romanov were still Monarchs of Russia, the present would be Tsar of
Russia would be the wealthest Monarch on Earth followed by the Queen of Great Britain, then by the Imperial House of Habsburg
as Austrian Emperors.
Net worth: £ 60 Billion - Plus
Her Majesty's personal fortune is based upon, Her
hereditary property and ownership rights therein as Sovereign of the Realm, including: the land and Property assets of
the Duchy of Lancaster, the Crown Estates, the Royal Palaces of Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, St James's Palace,
the Palace of Holyrood, Windsor Castle, the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Palace and Bangueting House,
the Crown Jewels and Her family investments, the Royal Art Collection and family properties including Balmoral and Sandringham.
The estimates of Her wealth are often mistakenly valued on the basis
that the Crown Estates, Royal Palaces and the Crown Jewels, are in some way inalienable items held and not owned
by the Sovereign, this is a misleading and false statement of facts, there are no such documents in existence to
proof this false view and as such they are owned, borne and enjoyed as hereditary possessions of the Reigning Sovereign,
thus can be legally viewed as personal property of the British Sovereign, being owned and enjoyed under their inalienable
rights as Monarch of the Realm.
H.M King Abdullah Al-Aziz-Sa'ud of Saudi
worth: £ 40 Billion - Plus
Ascended to the throne August 2005, soon after, the construction began on a
billion city named in his honor, which the government hopes will become the new
economic epicenter of the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is now earning approximately over $1 billion a day
from oil exports, helping boost the royal family's fortune. The King is well known for his kindness
concerning persons in need, He is an avid horseman and breeds Arabian horses, he founded the Equestrian
Club in Riyadh, His Wealth is based upon vast Oil reserves, global properties, global investments and family
H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed An-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi
worth: £ 30 Billion - Plus
Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (born 1948), referred to either as Sheikh Nahyan or Sheikh Khalifa is the current
President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Emir of Abu Dhabi. He succeeded to both posts on 3 November 2004,
replacing his father Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who had died the day before. He is the current chairman of Abu Dhabi
Fund for Development, His wealth is based upon vast Oil reserves, global properties, global investments and international
H.M King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
worth: £ 28 Billion - Plus
Bhumibol of Thailand, the 80-year-old King of Thailand, is the longest serving monarch in Thai history. He has benevolently
used his royal wealth in over 3,000 rural development projects in the country. He has a world record in having
the highest number of honorary university degrees (136). The royal Palace in Bangkok was built in 1782, the Palace consists
of an aggregate of buildings on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River, The total area is 218,400 sq. m. His wealth
is based upon the Royal Thai Estates Agency, with vast tracks of land across Thailand including over 3000 acres of the
Capital Bangkok, together with vast jewel reserves, personal investments and family property.
H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
worth: £ 25 Billion - Plus
H.H Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Arabic محمد بن راشد
آل مكتوم; Muḥammad bin Rāshid al Maktūm), also Sheikh Mohammed,
(born July 22, 1949), is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Ruler of Dubai. Sheikh
Mohammed, is viewed as one of the greatest horse owners of all time, who is also known for his generosity and kindness to
others. His wealth is based upon vast Oil reserves, global properties, global investments, and international family interests.
H.M Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei
worth: £ 24 Billion - Plus
63-year Sultan of Brunei, the 29th heir to the throne of an unbroken 600-year-old Brunei dynasty, The Sultan has anything
between 3000 to 6000 cars in his collection. The Istana Nurul Iman palace, the Sultan's official residence, provides
visitors a spectacular sight. It is the biggest palace in the world, much bigger than the Vatican palace. US$ 350 million
was spent in erecting the palace. It has 1788 rooms, 257 bathrooms and the total floor area is 2,152,782 sq. feet.
His wealth is based upon Oil reserves, global properties, global investments and international family interests.
HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
worth: £ 10 Billion - Plus
Willem-Alexander (pronounced [ˈʋɪləm
ɑlɛˈksɑndər]; Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand; born 27 April 1967) is the
reigning King of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of the countries of the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba, and
Sint Maarten. He is head of the Dutch Royal house and the House of Amsberg and upon coming to the throne became the first
male monarch of the Netherlands since the death of William III in 1890. Willem-Alexander was born in Utrecht and is the eldest
child of Princess Beatrix and German diplomat Claus von Amsberg. He became Prince of Orange and heir apparent to the throne
of the Netherlands on 30 April 1980, when his mother became queen regnant, and he ascended the throne on 30 April 2013 when
his mother abdicated. Upon his accession, he was Europe's youngest monarch.
He went to public primary and secondary
schools, served in the Royal Netherlands Navy, and studied history at Leiden University. He married Máxima Zorreguieta
Cerruti in 2002 and they have three daughters: Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange (born 2003), Princess Alexia (b. 2005),
and Princess Ariane (b. 2007). Willem-Alexander is interested in sports and international water management issues. Until his
accession to the throne, he was a member of the International Olympic Committee (1998-2013), chairman of the Advisory Committee
on Water to the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment (2004-13), and chairman of the Secretary-General of the
United Nations' Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (2006-13).
In 2008, His mothers wealth was
wrongly estimated at $200 million, this figure grossly under values his mothers personal and family wealth
and that of the Dutch Royal family. The Dutch Royal Family is the largest shareholder in Royal Dutch Shell
Oil Company, estimated at about 25 per cent, which would value His Majesty, in the tens
of billions, together with vast personal and family investments and Assets, Art and Jewels, a more truthful
figure has been attributed to Her Majesty.
H.H Sheikh Sabah IV bin Ahmad Al-Sabah of Kuwait
worth: £ 9 Billion - Plus
H.H Sheikh Sabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (Arabic: صباح الأحمد
الجابر الصباح Sabāh
al-Jābir as-Sabāh; born June 16, 1929) is the Emir of Kuwait. He was sworn in on January 29,
2006 after confirmation by the National Assembly of Kuwait. He isthe fourth son of the late Sheikh Ahmad
Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, a former Emir of Kuwait.He is the head of the Ruling Al-Sabah family. Unlike royals
in many Gulf states, Sheikh Sabah's wealth is based on a stipend standing at $188 million a year,
but of course thisdoes not take in to account of the families vast wealth accumulated before the presentlaw
of stipend. The Emir called for new elections after the resignation of Kuwaiti cabinetin March and is promoting
economic reform to attract more investment and speed up privatization and ease land-ownership regulations
to prepare for the post-oil era. Hiswealth is based upon a stipend from Oil reserves, global properties,
global investmentsand international family interests.
H.H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar
worth: £ 7 Billion - Plus
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed
Thani was born in 1952, he is the Emir of the state of Qatar. He rose to that position
on June 26, 1995, after deposing his father, who was vacationing in Switzerland at the time. Sheikh
Hamad spearheaded the development of Qatar's vast oil and natural gas reserves. The country now has
the highest per-capita income in the world. A graduate of Britain's Sandhurst Military Academy, Sheikh Hamad
also oversaw the modernization of Qatar's armed forces and Provided key start-up capital for Al Jazeera and
its English sister station. His wealth is based upon Oil and Gas reserves, global properties, global
investments andinternational family interests.
H.M Sultan Qaboos Bin Said As-Said of Oman
Net worth: £ 6 Billion - Plus
Qaboos Bin Said, the Sultan of Oman, His riches are accounted to surplus oil production,
He owns a 500 ft yacht, and the Al Alam Royal Palace, the residence of the Sultan, which overlooks the serene Muscat
harbour. The regal palace is an exquisite marvel of art and architecture. His wealth is based upon Oil reserves,
global properties, global investments and international family interests.
H.M King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain
worth: £ 3.5 Billion - Plus
His Majesty King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa, KCMG (Arabic: حمد بن
عيسى آل خليفة)(born 28 December 1950, Riffa, Bahrain)
is the current King of Bahrain (since 2002), having previously been its Emir (from 1999). He is the son of Isa ibn Salman
Al Khalifah, the previous emir. For his secondary schooling, he attended the The Leys School, Cambridge, England. He later
attended military colleges in the United Kingdom (including Sandhurst) and the United States (including Fort Leavenworth).
Al Khalifah has great interest in preserving heritage and continues to indulge in a number of sports activities and hobbies
including falconry, golf, fishing, tennis and football. His keen interest in Arabian horses caused him to establish the Amiri
stables in June of 1977 which was registered in the World Arabian Horses Organization in September 1978. His wealth is based
upon Oil reserves, global properties, global investments and international family interests.
worth: £ 4 Billion - Plus
His Most Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince Hans-Adam II, Ferdinand AloisJosef Maria Marko
d'Aviano Pius von und zu Liechtenstein, (born 14th February 1945,
in Zurich), is the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein. He is the son of Franz Joseph
II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1906-1989) and his wife Countess Georgina von Wilczek (1921-1989).
He also bears the titles Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, Count of Rietberg. The Prince heads the
small Alpine Principality, His wealth is based upon the family's bank,LGT, His most valuable asset and other
holdings including an estimated 20,000 hectaresof land in Austria, several 17th-century palaces in central
Vienna, the company RiceTecin the U.S and a vast 400-year-old art collection.
H.R.H. The Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
worth: £ 3 Billion - Plus
Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg (given names: Henri Albert Gabriel Félix Marie Guillaume; born at Betzdorf
Castle in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, 16 April 1955) is the head of state of Luxembourg. He is the eldest son of Jean, Grand
Duke of Luxembourg and Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium. His maternal grandparents were King Leopold
III of Belgium and Astrid of Sweden. He is a nephew of the current King of Belgium, Albert II. His wealth is based upon various
personal and family investments including industry, bank deposits, gold and real estate.
H.M.S.H The Prince Albert II of Monaco
worth: £ 2.5 Billion - Plus
His Most Serene Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco (Albert Alexandre
Pierre Grimaldi, born 14 March 1958) is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the
current ruler of the Principality of Monaco. He is the son of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and his
Princess Consort, Grace Kelly. His wealth is based upon real estate, family art collection, antique
cars, stamps and a stake in Monte Carlo's Casino.
H.H Shah Karim al-Hussayni - The Aga Khan IV
Net worth: £ 2 Billion - Plus
Shah Karim al-Hussayni, The Aga Khan IV, KBE, CC, GCC, GCIH (Arabic: سمو
الأمیر شاہ کریم الحسیني
آغا خان الرابع) (born December 13, 1936)
is the 49th and current Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. He has been in this position and has held the title of Āgā
Khān since July 11, 1957, when at the age of 20 he succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan.
The Āgā Khān is responsible for the interpretation of the faith for his followers and as part of the
office of the Imamate, endeavors to improve the quality of their lives and of the communities in which they live.
The Āgā Khān is a descendant of Prophet Muhammad
through his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatima, Muhammad's daughter, and is referred to by members
of his community as Mawlana Hazer Imām (حاضر إمام, "Present
Imām"). Since his ascension to the Imamate, the Āgā Khān has witnessed complex political and economic
changes which have affected his followers, including independence of African countries from colonial rule, expulsion
of Asians from Uganda, the independence of Central Asian countries such as Tajikistan from the former Soviet Union, and
continuing turmoil in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Āgā Khān has been particularly interested in the elimination of global poverty; the advancement
of the status of women, the promotion of Islamic culture, art, and architecture; and furthering pluralistic values in
society. He is the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the largest private development networks
in the world, which works towards social, economic and cultural development in Asia and Africa.
The Aga Khan's wealth is based
upon global properties, global investments and international
family interests, He owns 900 thoroughbreds
and has a stake in one of Britain's largest horse-auction
houses, His annual income is estimated to be $300m. Business interests include hotels and airlines, and he has also invested in a tourist complex in Sardinia. His main source of income is through investing in stocks, companies and material goods.
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maybe higher or lower with regard to the figures listed upon this page.