America does not have a king, but there are currently 44 sovereign nations in the world that have the monarch acting as heads of state. Monarchy was the most common form of government until the 19th century, but it is no longer prevalent.
It is now a constitutional monarchy, where the monarch retains a unique legal and ceremonial role, but has limited or no political power at all. In this selection are highlighted the 10 richest kings in the world.
10. Sultan Qaboos Bin Said al Said of Oman – Equity US $ 700 million
He is one of the good men and people love him for being open to the idea of parliamentary elections where women can vote and run for office. Sultan Qaboos Bin Said al-Said is an absolute monarch of Oman, but this may change in the future.
9. Prince Albert II of Monaco – Shareholders Equity US $ 1 billion
His royalty is inherited from his parents, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III, former Prince of Monaco. He became Grimaldi’s boss in 2005 after his father died. Prince Albert II is not like other married men, he is known for his playboy reputation despite the fact that he is married since 2011 with Charlene Wittstock and has 2 children with her.
8. King Mohammed VI of Morocco – Shareholders’ Equity US $ 2.5 billion
The current king of Morocco since 1999 when his father King Hassan II died, and he had to become the head of state. In addition to being the king of Morocco, he is one of the best businessmen in the country, a banker, agricultural producer and landowner.
7. Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein – Shareholders’ Equity US $ 3.5 billion
One of the richest royalty in the world is also the richest European monarch and one of the world’s wealthiest heads of state. The prince has powers of advice, almost exclusive dominant power.
Legally he is still the head of state, but since 2004 he has allowed his son to take most of the day-to-day government decisions as a way to begin a dynastic transition for a new generation.
6. Prince Azim of Brunei – Shareholders Equity US $ 5 billion
Another well-known playboy, Prince Azim of Brunei is the third in line for the throne of Brunei. He is best known for his exclusive celebrity-filled parties, including one from 2009 when the famous names joined him to party.
5. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan – Equity US $ 15 billion
He is a hereditary ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, which makes him one of the richest royalty in the world. While it controls 97.8 billion barrels of oil reserves, not all of its fortune comes from natural resources.
He also runs a sovereign asset fund of about $ 627 billion. When the reference is to Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, it is about millions of dollars worth of assets and expensive goods.
4. King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz – Net Worth US $ 17 billion
The king of one of the richest countries in the world, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz is also the head of one of the largest deposits of crude oil. Each country has its ups and downs, but Saudi Arabia was lucky to have the king when the country was in a global recession and fought against unemployment.
3. Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah – Net Worth US $ 20 billion
The sultan of Brunei is not only a sultan but also the prime minister, who gives him complete control over the country. He collects cars, but only the most expensive ones in the world.
2. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud of Saudi Arabia – Shareholders’ Equity $ 21.4 billion
Due to his wise decisions that he made when he invested in something, this led to his huge, almost incomprehensible level of wealth. Considered one of the largest investors in the world, Alwaleed bin Talal is the nephew of King Abdullah.
1. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand – Shareholders Equity $ 30 billion
The longest monarch in the history of Thailand, ruling over 68 years and still counting. A large part of his fortune comes from his commercial interests in real estate and investments in companies such as Siam Cement and Siam Commercial Bank.
It is estimated that the Thai palace spends about $ 500 million a year, which is ten times what the British royal family spends. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has a net worth of $ 30 billion, which makes them also the richest royal family in the world.
The idea is to say nothing about it, since an additional privilege is that Bhumibol is inviolable; that is, any offense against their dignity is legally punishable.