Top 10 Richest Ruling Monarchs of the World

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According to Forbes, the combined wealth of these gentlemen crosses over 120 billion dollars and in these difficult times, they have lost about $22 billion. They are the owners of thousands of acres of lands and companies. Some own over a thousand thoroughbred race horses while one group controls more than one fifths of the global oil reserves. These are the top 10 riches royals across the world and not surprisingly, the Arabs rule this list.


1. King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King of Thailand)

King Bhumibol Adulyadej

With an estimated 30 billion dollars in his treasure chest (down 5 billion due to the recession), the king of Thailand tops this list as the richest royal in the world. He is 81 years old and owns 3,493 acres alone in Bangkok.


2. Haji Hassand Bolkiah (Sultan of Brunei)

Haji Hassand Bolkiah

The 29th sultan of the kingdom of Brunei is said to be worth around $22 billion and increasing. The relatively young royal (62 years old), will be able to enjoy for years.


3. Sheikh Kalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (United Arab Emirates)

The ruler of Abu Dhabi has an estimated $18 billion in his kitty and is also the owner of one tenths of the global oil deposits. He is 61 years of age.


4. King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz  (King of Saudi Arabia)

King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz

With a cumulative worth of $17 billion at 83 years, King Abdullah is known for developing massive centres for growth of industry and commerce in Saudi Arabia.


5. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Ruler of Dubai)

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Known to many as the “the CEO of Dubai”, this  57 year old gentleman is worth $12 billion and runs his kingdom like any western company.


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