List of royalty by net worth

This is Forbes' list of richest royals, as estimated by their personal net worth, excluding properties held by the state, government or Crown, in U.S. dollars in 2011.[1][2]

Since the publication of the estimates from 2011, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Bhumibol of Thailand have died and Beatrix of the Netherlands and Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani have abdicated. A more recent Forbes Article from 2016 updates some of the Arab members of the list.[3]

Rank Name Title Residence Net worth Source of wealth
1 Bhumibol AdulyadejKing of Thailand (died 2016) Thailand$43.8 billion (2015)[4]Investments derived from the Bureau of the Crown Property.
2 Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Dubai Sheikh  United Arab Emirates $31.7 billion (April 2011)[lower-alpha 1] Chairman of the Emirates Group, Dubai World, Noor Bank, DACC, and Noor Takaful insurance company.
3 Hassanal BolkiahSultan of Brunei Brunei$20.0 billion (April 2011)[1][2]Profits from oil and gas industry.
4 Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al SaudKing of Saudi Arabia (died 2015) Saudi Arabia$18.0 billion (April 2011)[1][2]Profits from oil industry.
5 Khalifa bin Zayed Al NahyanPresident of the United Arab Emirates
Emir of Abu Dhabi
 United Arab Emirates$15.0 billion (April 2011)[1][2]Investments from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
6 Mohammed VIKing of Morocco Morocco$5.7 billion (2015)[8]Investments in SNI and Siger Holdings.
7 Mohammed bin Rashid Al MaktoumPrime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
Emir Sheikh of Dubai
 United Arab Emirates$4.5 billion (April 2011)[1][2]Majority share of Dubai Holding and investments from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
8 Hans Adam IIPrince of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein$3.5 billion (April 2011)[1]Holdings in the Prince of Liechtenstein Foundation.
9 Hamad bin Khalifa Al ThaniEmir of Qatar (as of 2011, abdicated 2013) Qatar$2.4 billion (April 2011)[1]From various enterprises.
10 Albert IIPrince of Monaco Monaco$1.0 billion (April 2011)[1][2]Various enterprises, including Société des bains de mer de Monaco and casinos.
11 Karim al-HussayniAga Khan IV France$800 million (July 2010)[1]From various enterprises, including Aga Khan Development Network.
12 Qaboos bin Said al SaidSultan of Oman Oman$700 million (July 2010)[1]From various enterprises.
13 Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms (etc..) United Kingdom$450 million (April 2011)[1][2]From property, jewelry and other assets. See Finances of the British Royal Family.
14 Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-SabahEmir of Kuwait Kuwait$350 million (July 2010)[1]From various enterprises
15 BeatrixQueen of the Netherlands (as of 2011, abdicated 2013) Netherlands$200 million (April 2011)[1][2]Holdings in Royal Dutch Shell.
16 Mswati IIIKing of Eswatini Eswatini$100 million (July 2010)[1]From various enterprises.

See also


  1. £19,000,000,000 equivalent to $31,743,300,000 by GBP/USD exchange rate of 1.67070 on 29 April 2011.[5][6][7]


  1. "In Pictures: The World's Richest Royals." Forbes. July 7, 2010. 29 April 2011.
  2. "Report: The World's Richest Royals." Forbes. April 29, 2011.
  3. tribe. "Rich Arab, Rich Arab Countries, Billionaires in UAE 2016 - Forbes Middle East". Forbes Middle East. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  4. Ouyyanont, Porphant (2015). "Crown Property Bureau in Thailand and its Role in Political Economy" (PDF). Trends in Southeast Asia. 13. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  5. "Former model dumped by £19bn Dubai sheikh who branded her a 'courtesan' wins court fight to prove she DID marry him". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  6. Leppard, David (2011-12-18). "£19bn sheikh fights secret wedding ,case". The Times. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  7. "British Pound to US Dollar (GBP USD) for 29 April 2011 (29/04/2011)". Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  8. "King Mohammed VI".
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