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  • Updated: November 22, 2022

10 Richest Monarchs In The World In 2022

While there are lots of rich people in the world, there is a particular category that has as much power as they have wealth.

From military rulers of state to presidents and monarchs, they all have one thing in common: power.

We bring you the top 10 richest royal families in the world according to 2022 estimates as well as the source of their wealth.

Our ranking goes from descending to ascending order.

10. Albert II

Title: Prince of Manaco
Residence: Monaco
Net Worth: $1 Billion 
Source of Wealth: Various enterprises, including société des bains de mer de monaco and casinos.

The current King of Monaco, Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi, is the tenth richest king in the world.

Prince Albert II took over as monarch of the Principality of Monaco in 1995. He's recognized for being a bit of a playboy. 

The Eagle Award was bestowed to him by the US Sports Academy in 1996. After his father became ill and required life-saving surgery, Prince Albert II assumed the role of Hereditary Prince.

Following the death of Prince Rainier III in April 2005, Prince Albert II became the next monarch.

9. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

Title: Emir of Qatar
Residence: Qatar
Net Worth: $2.1 billion — $1.2 billion
Source of Wealth: From various enterprises.

The Qatar Investment Authority, which oversees the country's excess oil and gas reserves, was founded by Qatar's Sheikh and is the source of his wealth.

In addition, he made a significant donation of $137 million to Al Jazeera, the Arab world's first global news network.

The (then) 39-year-old king was the world's youngest monarch in 2018. He is the world's ninth richest king.

8. Juan Carlos I

Title: Exiled King of Spain
Residence: Spain
Net Worth: $2.3 billion — $2 billion
Source of Wealth: Oil, enterprise and real estate. Current controversy over the money hidden in offshore banks and the $100 million received from Saudi Arabia

Juan Carlos I is a member of the Spanish royal family and a politician who has a net worth of $2.3 billion to $2 billion.

He is best known for being the King of Spain from November 1975 to June 2014. He abdicated the throne in 2014 amid a financial scandal that ultimately caused him to exile himself from Spain in 2020.

7. Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Title: Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Residence: Luxembourg
Net Worth: $4 Billion
Source of Wealth: Unknown

Berg Castle is home to the Duke of Luxembourg, his wife, five children, and four grandchildren. His family also owns a vacation home in the southern French town of Cabasson.

Furthermore, the family is said to have received more than $300,000 every year since 1948 to carry out its royal obligations.

6. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Title: Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
Residence: United Arab Emirates
Net Worth: $4 Billion
Source of Wealth: Majority share of Dubai Holding and investments from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum is an Emirati politician and businessman who has a net worth of $4 billion. 

He serves as the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, as well as the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.

Sheikh Mohammed is the owner of 99.67% of Dubai Holding and the guy responsible for those really cool man-made palm islands in the Persian Gulf.

He also owns a 531-foot, $350 million vessel named Dubai featuring seven decks and enough luxury accommodations for 24 guests and 80 crew members.

5. Hans-Adam II

Title: Prince of Liechtenstein
Residence: Liechtenstein
Net Worth: $7.2 - $3.5 Billion
Source of Wealth: Holdings in the Prince of Liechtenstein Foundation

With a $7 billion net worth, Hans-Adam II is the sixth richest king in the world and the current Prince of Liechtenstein.

In recent years, his net worth has been pegged anywhere from $3.5 billion to $10 billion.

The prince of Liechtenstein, Johannes Adam Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marko d'Aviano Pius von und zu Liechtenstein, has ruled for more than 25 years.

4. Mohammed VI

Title: King of Morocco
Residence: Morocco
Net Worth: $8.2 - $2.1 Billion
Source of Wealth: Investments from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

As Morocco's ruler, Mohammed VI earns $488,604 per year, making him one of the world's wealthiest monarchs.

Aside from being King, he is an astute banker and businessman.

His family owns the majority of the Société Nationale d'Investissement (SNI), which has businesses in banking, mining, real estate, tourism, insurance, telecommunications, and other industries.

He also owns a substantial quantity of rural land. According to a Forbes report, the Moroccan government is responsible for his palace's $960,000 daily operational expenditure.

3. Salman of Saudi Arabia

Title: King of Saudi Arabia
Residence: Saudi Arabia
Net Worth: $18 Billion
Source of Wealth: Profits from the oil industry

The third on the list of the richest kings in the world is the king of Saudi Arabia, King Salman Abdulaziz bin Saud.

Saudi Arabia's current monarch is Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. As of this writing, his net worth is $20 billion. He was crowned King in January 2015.

Before coming to the throne, Salman served as governor of Riyadh province from February 1963 to November 2011.

2. Hassanal Bolkiah

Title: Sultan of Brunei
Residence: Brunei
Net Worth: $28 - $20 Billion
Source of Wealth: Profits from the oil and gas industry.

The world’s current longest-reigning king is Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. He was the second before the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

He is also Brunei's Prime Minister, making him the country's uncontested ruler.

He is reported to have built his fortune in the oil and gas export industry. The Sultan has been named one of the world's wealthiest people.

In addition, he lives in the Istana Nurul Iman, the world's largest residential palace, which has over 1,778 rooms.

According to reports, the Sultan owns a fleet of roughly 600 Rolls-Royce automobiles. He is the second richest king in the world, with a net worth of $20 billion.

1. Vajiralongkorn


Title: King of Thailand
Residence: Thailand
Net Worth: $43 - $30 Billion
Source of Wealth: Investments derived from the Crown Property Bureau.

Following his father's death in 2016, the 70-year-old monarch took the throne.

The Crown Property Bureau is in charge of his fortune. His family controls more than 16,210 acres of land in Thailand, with 40,000 rental agreements spread around the country, including 17,000 in the capital.

Two such enterprises in which the King has a significant investment are Siam Cement Group and Siam Commercial Bank.

As if that weren't enough, the Thai king also owns the Golden Jubilee Diamond, the world's largest cut and faceted diamond.

Thais are well aware of his lavish lifestyle and wealth. As a result, Thai youth have been demonstrating for months to reform the monarchy.

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