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Thursday, 7 April 2011

World's richest royals

Sent via email from Forbes, I didn't pay attention to this list until probably last week when I was at the Stock Exchange of Thailand to attend a classical concert for Japan. No royals there; just approximately seven ambassadors in attendance, but enough to see some connection to draw up an 'affluent' list.
1. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, worth $30 billion

2. Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, worth $20 billion

3. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, worth $18 billion

4. UAE President Sheik Khalifa bin-Zayed al Nahayan, worth $15 billion

5. Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashedal Maktoum, worth $4.5 billion
6. Liechtenstein's Prince Hans-Adam II, worth $3.5 billion

7. Morocco's King Mohammed VI, worth $2.5 billion

8. Qatar's Sheik Hamid bin Kalifa al-Thani, worth $2.4 billion

9. Prince Albert II of Monaco, worth $1 billion

10. His Highness the Aga Khan, worth $800 million

11. Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, worth $700 million

12. Britain's Queen Elizabeth, worth $450 million

13. Kuwait's Sheik Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahamad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, worth $350 million

More about them here.
This post is linked with Thursday Thirteen

14 comments:

Xakara said...

I wonder how Queen Elizabeth feels about only being 12. *smile*

Happy TT,

~Xakara
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i beati said...

hope it was super successful

Pamela said...

Interesting! Not surprised to see so many Middle Eastern rulers high up on this list but the King of Thailand as #1 was a surprise.

Rikki said...

Hm, the Queen appears to be a pauper compared to some of them. Surprising!

Rekaya Gibson said...

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

The Food Temptress

Brenda ND said...

Wow, I can't even imagine. Happy TT!

Sandra Collins said...

this was really neat - surprising actually how much they are actually worth

Thom said...

Can you imagine only being worth a measley 350 Million? Poor things.

I am Harriet said...

It's kind of sad when many of those countries have plenty of people to feed.

Have a great Thursday!
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CountryDew said...

Wow.I have no idea how to even think about that kind of money.

Shelley Munro said...

#1 was a surprise, but the Middle Eastern ones weren't.

Hazel said...

yeah. same reaction here.

sherilee said...

I guess I did expect to see the Queen a bit higher up... and I agree, kind of sad to see such wealth when many countries represented have such poverty.

Interesting list!

Anya said...

I'm happy to be NOT rich
LOL

What will you do with so many :P
hahaha....