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The Top 10 Richest Royal Families in the World 2020

This is a list of richest royals, as estimated by the CEOWORLD magazine in 2020 and Business Insider in 2020, by their personal net worth, excluding properties held by the state, government or Crown, in U.S. dollars.

Top 10 Richest Royal Families in the World 2020


The Top 10 Richest Royal Families in the World 2020


1. Vajiralongkorn (King of Thailand)


Vajiralongkorn (King of Thailand)

Net worth: $43 billion
Religion‎: ‎Buddhism

Vajiralongkorn is 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 accede to the throne of Thailand but asked for time to mourn before taking the throne.

He accepted the throne on the night of 1 December 2016. His father was cremated on 26 October 2017. His coronation took place from 4–6 May 2019. The Thai government retroactively declared his reign to have begun on 13 October 2016, upon his father's death. As the tenth monarch of the Chakri dynasty, he is also styled as Rama X. Aged 64 at that time, Vajiralongkorn became the oldest Thai monarch to ascend to the throne. In 2020, his net worth was estimated at around US$43 billion.


2. Hassanal Bolkiah (Sultan of Brunei)


Hassanal Bolkiah (Sultan of Brunei)

Net worth: $28 billion

The sultan has been ranked among the wealthiest individuals in the world. In 2008, Forbes estimated the sultan's total peak net worth at US $20 billion. 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.


3. Salman (King of Saudi Arabia)


Salman of Saudi Arabia

Net worth: $18 billion

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 major initiatives as king include the Saudi intervention in the Yemeni Civil War, Saudi Vision 2030, and a 2017 decree allowing Saudi women to drive. His son, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, is considered the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia and has led many reforms within the country, as well as engendering a number of controversies, including the 2017 arrest of members of the Saudi royal family and the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.


4. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (President of the United Arab Emirates)


Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Net worth: $15 billion

Sheikh Khalifa succeeded his father, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, as Emir of Abu Dhabi on 2 November 2004 and became the President of the UAE the next day. As Crown Prince, he had already de facto carried out some aspects of the presidency since the late 1990s while his father was facing health problems.

In January 2014, Khalifa suffered a stroke but was in a stable condition. He has since assumed a lower profile in state affairs, but retained presidential powers. His half brother Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan now carries out public affairs of the state and day-to-day decision-making of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

5. Mohammed VI (King of Morocco)


Mohammed VI of Morocco

Net worth: $8.2 billion
Religion: Sunni Islam

Mohammed is Morocco's leading businessman and banker. In 2015, he was estimated by Forbes magazine to be worth US$8.2 billion, and the Moroccan Royal Family has one of the largest fortunes in the world. His palace's daily operating budget is reported by Forbes to be $960,000—which is paid by the Moroccan state as part of a 2.576 billion Dirhams/year budget as of 2014—owing much of it to the expense of personnel, clothes, and car repairs.


6. Hans Adam II (Prince of Liechtenstein)


Hans-Adam II

Net worth: $7.2 billion
Religion: Roman Catholic

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.


7. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates)


Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Net worth: $4 billion

Sheikh Mohammed has been responsible for the creation and growth of a number of businesses and economic assets of Dubai, with a number held by two companies under his ownership, Dubai World and Dubai Holding. Dubai World was launched on 2 July 2006, as a holding company consolidating a number of assets including logistics company DP World, property developer Nakheel Properties, and investment company Istithmar World. With more than 50,000 employees in over 100 cities around the globe, the group has real estate, logistics and other business investments in the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Africa.

Dubai Holding develops and manages hospitality, business parks, real estate, and telecommunications through four operating units: Jumeirah Group, TECOM Investments, Dubai Properties Group and Emirates International Telecommunications. The company's investment group operating units include Dubai Group and Dubai International Capital.

He also holds a controlling interest in property developer, asset and event management, and investment company Meraas Holding which is currently developing a number of retail, lifestyle and themed developments in Dubai, including Legoland and a Bollywood movie theme park. Sheikh Mohammed was responsible for the launch of Emirates Airline, as well as heading the development of both Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport. He was also behind the establishment of government-owned low-cost carrier FlyDubai.



8. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg


Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Net worth: $4 billion
Religion: Roman Catholic

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. In 2020, his net worth was estimated around US$4 billion.


9. Juan Carlos I, King of Spain


Juan Carlos I, King of Spain

Net worth: $2.3 billion
Religion: Roman Catholic

Juan Carlos is the grandson of Alfonso XIII, the last king of Spain before the abolition of the monarchy in 1931 and the subsequent declaration of the Second Spanish Republic. Juan Carlos was born in Rome, Italy, during his family's exile. Generalísimo Francisco Franco took over the government of Spain after his victory in the Spanish Civil War in 1939, yet in 1947 Spain's status as a monarchy was affirmed and a law was passed allowing Franco to choose his successor. Juan Carlos's father, Juan, was the third son of King Alfonso, who had renounced his claims to the throne in January 1941. Juan was seen by Franco to be too liberal and in 1969 was bypassed in favour of Juan Carlos as Franco's successor as head of state.


10. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (Emir of Qatar)


Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

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 GCC countries and the youngest current sovereign worldwide.

Conclusion


Albert II, Prince of Monaco follows as number eleven with an estimated net worth of $1 billion and Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms with an estimated net worth of $530 million.



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