Royal families are one of the most prominent figures in the world. They receive an endless amount of respect from all over the globe and their long history of family heritage has built a great empire under their reign.
British Royal Family, is known for the exceptional works and ethics they have shown for more than a decade.
Apart from popularity and respect, one more thing makes them different from others. And that’s wealth. Various royal families own an insane amount of wealth and their businesses spread all over the world.
That’s what we are going to look at, the top 5 richest royal families in the world and we would be covering every aspect of it.
Top 5 Richest Royal Families In The World
5. Britain – US$88 billion
Queen Elizabeth passed away this month and his son Charles was crowned as the new King II. British Royal Family stands at 5th position in terms of wealth. This year, Queen Elizabeth also celebrated her Platinum Jubilee as well.
According to Forbes, before the Queen died her estimated personal wealth of US$470 million, and the family itself has a combined net worth of US$88 billion.
The whole bulk of the queen’s fortune is made up of the Sovereign Grant. The family has various properties including Sandringham in Norfolk and Balmoral in Scotland.
4. Abu Dhabi, UAE – US$150 billion
Next up in the fourth position is the Abu Dhabi royals, who came into this position from the same tribe as the royals in neighboring emirate Dubai, and now rule the seven United Arab Emirates.
From the 1970s, the royal family’s highly estimated US$150 billion fortune majorly comes from the sale of oil. And with that, it allowed the late sheik to become one of the wealthiest landlords in London.
To get the actual idea of Dubai’s leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s worth stands somewhere around US$18 billion.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was also the president of the United Arab Emirates since 2004, right after the death of his father. He owned land in London with a total worth of US$7.1 billion.
He was also involved in the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, worth some US$696 billion.
3. Qatar – US$335 billion
This year, Qatar will grab a lot of attention because of hosting FIFA World Cup 2022 and will kick the event in November. But that’s not the center of attention, the ruling Thani family is the main key ingredient and there’s a reason that they stand in the 3rd position of the list.
Thani family owns heavy investments in properties all over the globe, which includes London’s Shard skyscraper, Olympic Village, and Harrods department store, as well as New York’s Empire State Building.
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is the head of the royal family with a worth of US$2 billion alone. He has done heavy investments in Barclays Bank, British Airways, and automobile company Volkswagen, taking their collective wealth to US$335 billion.
For those who don’t know, he’s the youngest monarch in the world.
2. Kuwait – US$360 billion
The Sabah family has been known for their work and ruled since 1752. The family is also known for their major investments in blue-chip companies in the United States.
The family is headed by Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who got the throne after the death of half-brother Sheikh Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Back in 1991, US$90 billion was the total worth estimated and then the raise in stocks changed the whole wealth picture. The family is worth some US$360 billion today.
1. Saudi Arabia – US$1.4 trillion
Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Salman recently signed a new deal this year with Jared Kushner’s new company on the Saudi Investment Fund’s US$2 billion. Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Salman and his dynasty stand tall in the list of richest royal families.
Since 1744, the Saudi family ruled the country and even named the country after itself. King Salman ruled began his reign in 2015 and it is believed that his worth was estimated at around US$18 billion, making him the richest individual royal on the planet.
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