Royal families are known for having a high net worth.
The net worth of some European ruling royals — such as Queen Elizabeth II and the British royal family — pales in comparison to the net worth of other ruling royals across the globe.
Meet the top ten richest ruling royals in the world, ranked by their billion dollar net worths.
If you think the net worth of Europe’s royal families is high, think again.
Where some European royals have the highest net worth among the continent’s royal families, such as Prince Albert II of Monaco, they rank much lower compared to other royal families around the globe.
Worldwide, Queen Elizabeth II and the British royal family’s $500 million-plus net worth doesn’t even make the cut for the top 10 richest royals.
Below, see just how much the world’s richest ruling royals are worth (net worth estimations may fluctuate).
Hint: they’re all billionaires.
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10. Prince Albert II, Monaco
Net worth: $1 billion
Prince Albert II of Monaco’s net worth reportedly comprises a fourth of the land he reigns over; the Philadelphia-area home of his mother, Grace Kelly, which he purchased in 2016 for an estimated $754,000; an antique car collection; shares in a Monte Carlo resort; and a pricey stamp collection.
9. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar
Net worth: $1.2 billion
Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani took over the throne of Qatar after his father, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, stepped down in 2013.
The former emir’s estimated net worth of $2.4 billion comes from Qatar Investment Authority, which manages the country’s oil and gas reserves.
8. Grand Duke Henri, Luxembourg
Net worth: $4 billion
The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg doesn’t receive a salary, but has been granted around $324,851 every year since 1948 to carry out functions. Not that they need it, since their net worth is in the billions.
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