Revealing the world’s richest royal families in 2022
British Royal Family – $88 billion
Queen Elizabeth is the world’s longest-reigning monarch and the sole head of the fifth-richest royal family on the planet. According to Forbes, the Queen’s personal fortune is estimated at $470 million, while the royal family has a combined net worth of $88 billion.
Much of the Queen’s wealth comes from the Sovereign Grant – an annual payment paid to the Queen by the British government to fund her official duties. In addition, the British royal family also owns the crown and many valuable properties, including the Sandringham resort in Norfolk and Balmoral Castle in Scotland. These put them above the royal families of Thailand and Brunei in the ranking of royal families in the world. However, they were not as rich as the royalty from the Middle East.
2022 is a big year for members of the British royal family – Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her 70th year on the throne this summer. The event can also bring the royal family a large income from selling souvenirs.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) – $150 billion
The Abu Dhabi royal family belongs to the same ethnic group as the royals in Dubai. This family has ruled the 7 United Arab Emirates since 1793. They have amassed an estimated fortune of $150 billion mainly through oil sales since the 1970s.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family and President of the UAE, whose modernization policies helped turn his country into a regional power, died on May 13. Mr. Al Nahyan owns a piece of land worth $ 7.1 billion in London, England. According to The Guardian, these properties bring in more than $200 million in annual rental income. He also served as chairman of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority – worth about $696 billion.
Qatar – 335 billion USD
This year, Qatar has received a lot of attention because it is the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It is expected that Qatar’s tourism industry will thrive.
Qatar’s Thani royal family has about 8,000 members. They hold multiple real estate investments across the globe, including the Shard skyscraper in London, the Olympic village and department store Harrods, and the Empire State Building in New York. The head of the Thani family is King Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani with a net worth of $2 billion. He is currently investing in Barclays Bank, British Airways and Volkswagen car group – helping to bring the total wealth of the royal family to 335 billion USD.
Sheikh is 41 years old and is the youngest monarch in the world.
Kuwait – $360 billion
The Sabah family has ruled Kuwait since 1752, they are famous for their huge investments in many large multinational companies in the United States. The Kuwaiti royal family has about 1,000 members and is currently headed by Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Al-Sabah succeeds to the throne in 2020 after the death of his half-brother Sheikh Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah.
In 1991, the wealth of the Kuwaiti royal family was worth an estimated $90 billion. However, now the number of shares they hold has increased in value. To date, the total wealth of this family is about 360 billion USD.
Saudi Arabia – $1.4 trillion
Currently, the Saudi royal family of Saudi Arabia holds the position of the richest royal on the planet. The House of Saud has ruled since 1744, the name of this family is placed in the name of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia). King Salman bin Abdulaziz has ruled since 2015 and is said to have a fortune of $18 billion. He is the richest royal on the planet.
The second richest member of the royal family is Prince Alwaleed bin Talal with a fortune of about $16 billion. Prince has funded $1.9 billion for Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover.
In total, Saudi Arabia’s family of more than 15,000 members has a net worth of $1.4 trillion – more than the GDP of Spain and Australia. Their wealth accounts for most of the total wealth of all 10 richest royals in the world – $ 2.4 trillion, according to BuyShares.
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