Although there are many uber-rich people across the world, those with wealth and royalty, fascinate us. Yes, we are talking about royal families. A combination of royalty and riches seems something out of a fairytale. Their lavish lifestyles, opulent palaces and staff to cater to their every need, leave us awe-inspired. So, have a look at the 5 richest royal families around the globe.
List Of The Top 5 Richest Royal Families
5. The British Royal Family
The British royal family is one of the most influential royal families across the globe. According to Forbes, the British Royal family is worth $88 billion (₹8800 crores), much of which comes from a Sovereignty Grant from the Crown Estate and some real estate investments. Although King Charles III inherited $500 million (₹50 crores), he does not own his late mother’s $42 billion (₹4200 crores) portfolio.
4. The Royal Family Of Abu Dhabi
The fourth richest royal family in the world — Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emir of Abu Dhabi and President of the United Arab Emirates( since 2004 )is the head of this family. The family fortune is estimated at $150 billion (₹15,000 crores), much of which their oil companies bear.
3. The Royal Family Of Qatar
The only family to emerge as a wealth record holder, surprisingly, ranks third on this list. The royal family of Qatar is headed by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Thani, who also ranks ninth in the top 10 richest royals, with a net worth of $1.2 billion (₹120 crores). The family’s net worth is reported at $335 billion (₹33.500 crores), created by owning large stakes in companies like Tiffany & Co, Empire State Building, and Volkswagen.
2. The Royal Family Of Kuwait
The current Emir of Kuwait is Sabah Al-Ahmad, who is also the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces. Their net worth is $360 billion (₹36,000 crores). Most of the family’s income comes from the oil reserves and numerous wise investments in U.S. stocks that have skyrocketed in value. This is one of the richest royal families in the world.
1. The Royal Family Of Saudi Arabia
And here comes the richest royal family across the globe! At the top of the list of richest royals is the royal family of Saudi Arabia, whose current king is Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The royal family comprises around 15,000 members and has a net worth of around $1.4 trillion (140000 crores), well above any other monarchy. This vast wealth comes from the country’s vast oil reserves.
Now that you’ve seen our list of the richest royal families across the globe, what do you think of it? Let us know in the comments section below.
Cover image courtesy: Theroyalfamily Instagram and special royal Instagram