Top 15. Monarchs Of The World's Richest

April 30, 2013 in the Netherlands for the first time in the last 120 years on the throne of a king - still a kingdom ruled by a woman. 45-year-old Prince Willem-Alexander of the mothers do not inherit the throne, only the title, but also a considerable fortune. Queen Beatrix is now ranked seventh in the ranking of the richest monarchs the world, compiled at the end of 2012 the British heraldic almanac Almanach de Gotha. The sum of its condition, according to the principles of counting (with or without the real estate, belonging to the royal dynasties, family antiques and collections, etc.), between $ 300 million and £ 10 billion We present a list of 15 richest monarchs planet who hold office as of January 29, 2013.
1. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II
Age: 85 years
Year reign began in 1952
Condition: £ 60 billion ($ 94.8 billion)

The traditional calculation of the state of British Queen does not consider the unique objects that are perceived as public property, and provides a modest amount of several hundred million dollars. Meanwhile, considering the cost of Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, the palaces of St. James and Holyrood, Windsor Castle and other real estate owned by the royal family, and the royal art collection of the British monarch is the first line in the list of the richest peers.

 2. Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Age: 87 years
Start year reign: 2005
Condition: £ 40 billion ($ 63.2 billion)

The basis of the state of the Saudi king - oil, the sale of which brings it to the state about $ 1 billion a day. Also, Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has a huge stable, in which the best Arabian horses (monarch known as a passionate rider and founder of the Equestrian Club in Riyadh), and a good garage, most of the cars in which - exclusive or antique.

3. The emir of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan
Age: 64 years
Start year reign: 2004
Condition: £ 30 billion ($ 47.4 billion)

Sheikh of Abu Dhabi and the UAE is also the current president is rich thanks to oil produced in his country. This is not surprising: 80% of the oil reserves of the United Arab Emirates, are concentrated in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Besides, Calif gets good income from the investment of their own funds in various sectors of the world economy.

4. Thai king Adulyadej Phumipon
Age: '84
Start year reign: 1946
Condition: £ 28 billion ($ 44.24 billion)

Thai monarch is not simply one of the richest monarchs in the world, but also one of the most zealous: a large part of his fortune he spent on the development and implementation of more than 3,000 development projects agricultural land in the country. However, nothing surprising in this: the King "in combination" led the Royal Thai real estate company that owns huge tracts of land in the country. In addition, the world is well-known royal collection of jewels, which seriously affects the size of the state of the monarch.

5. The emir of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Age: 62 years
Start year reign: 2006
Condition: £ 25 billion ($ 39.5 billion)

The emir of Dubai is currently also holds the post of Prime Minister of the UAE and in the same way as the Saudi king, known for his horses, his stable is one of the largest and most expensive in the world. And of course, a considerable part of his fortune is made up of oil stocks, which can boast of Dubai, as well as income from investments in different sectors of the world economy.

  6. Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah
Age: 65 years
Start year reign: 1967
Condition: £ 24 billion ($ 37.92 billion)

The most notable property of Brunei Sultan (besides the oil produced in his country) - a collection of cars, which has about 3,000 to 6,000 vehicles, many of which were made very limited quantities or even in one piece. Famous and the Sultan Palace Istana Nurul Iman (Palace of light) area of ​​over 200,000 square meters. m, which contains 1,788 apartments and 257 bathrooms

7. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
Age: 74 years
Start year reign: 1980
Condition: £ 10 billion ($ 15.8 billion)

Traditionally, the state queen of the Netherlands is estimated at $ 300 million - but that does not include the share of the company Royal Royal Dutch Shell (it is about 25%), and the value of the royal collections of art and jewelry. With all these riches total state Beatrix, recently announced his impending renunciation, is the sum of 30 times and allow it to enter the top ten richest monarchs in the world.

 8. Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Age: 82 years
Start year reign: 2006
Condition: £ 9 billion ($ 14.22 billion)

Annual "stipend" Sheikh Sabah, down from its share of oil revenues - $ 188 million, and these payments are the foundation of the state of Kuwait's monarch. However, the Emir is well aware that the oil resources are exhaustible, so now trying to prepare their country for life in the post-oil era, initiating economic reforms, which is based on simplification of rules of land privatization and facilitating conditions for attracting foreign investment.

9. The Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani
Age: 60 years
Start year reign: 1995
Condition: £ 7 billion ($ 11.06 billion)

The current Emir of Qatar came to power after overthrowing his father, who left carelessly on holiday in Switzerland. In its Middle Eastern counterparts Hamad reputation progressive leader: during his Qatar was the first country in the region has given the right to vote to women. And the growth of his already considerable fortune Emir provided, reforming oil and gas industry of the country, creating an ideal environment for foreign investment from the world's largest mining companies.
 10. Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said Albusaid
Age: 71 years
Start year reign: 1970
Condition: £ 6 billion ($ 9.48 billion)

Creator of the Sultanate of Oman, emerged after the merger of the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman Imamate - holds another "oil" state. In addition, a large proportion of the wealth Qaboos built in 1972, the royal palace of Qasr al-Alam, overlooking the main harbor of Muscat and several yachts (including the 155-meter high "Al-Said," named after the owner), summarized in Division royal Yacht Navy of Oman.
11. King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Age: 62 years
Start year reign: 2002
Condition: £ 3,5 billion ($ 5.53 billion)

Another avid Arabian horses in the ranking of the richest monarchs. Established in 1977, Hamad stable Amiri year later was included in the list of the World Arabian horses and today is one of the largest and most expensive in the world. The basis of the state of the king of Bahrain - oil, as well as at its other Middle Eastern colleagues, as well as income from international investments, which the Special Fund of the Royal.
12. Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein
Age: 67 years
Start year reign: 1989
Condition: £ 4 billion ($ 6.32 billion)

The main source of the wealth of the current ruler of a small Alpine state - family bank LGT. In addition to financial income in the calculation of the state of Hans-Adam to consider some XVII century palace in Vienna, collected the princely family for 400 years, a unique collection of works of art and more than 20 000 hectares of land.

13. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
Age: 56 years
Start year reign: 2000
Condition: £ 3 billion ($ 4.74 billion)

Unlike Middle Eastern monarchs, who have created their fortunes in oil, their European counterparts can boast as high-yield source of savings. That Duke Henri of Luxembourg, a nephew of the ruling King of Belgium Albert II, manages state, which consists of bank deposits, gold stocks and real estate, as well as the shares of various industrial companies. It is noteworthy that the proportion of their income spent on Henri protect wildlife and above all - the unique Galapagos Islands.

 14. Prince Albert II of Monaco
Age: 53 years
Start year reign: 2005
Condition: £ 2,5 billion ($ 3.95 billion)

Collected the princely family art collection - the basis of the status of the ruling prince of Monaco. Apart from it, he owns an expensive collection of antique cars and a collection of stamps and receives substantial income from the casino in Monte Carlo.

15. Nizari Ismaili Imam Aga Khan IV
Age: 75 years
Year reign began in 1957
Condition: £ 2 billion ($ 3.16 billion)

Imam Aga Khan - the head of a huge community of Nizari Ismaili (a branch of the Ismaili branch of Shia Islam), living in India, Oman, Syria, Tajikistan, and on Zanzibar. Despite the fact that Nizarites not have their own state, their current head equated monarchy since 1957, he carries the title of "His Highness", given to him by Queen Elizabeth II. Aga Khan IV - the owner of a herd of purebred Arabian horses, numbering 900 goals, which, coupled with a share of one of Britain konnoauktsionnyh houses gives him an annual income of $ 300 million to add on to this income from the management of several hotels and airlines, as well as investments in tourism in Sardinia (the Aga Khan is the efforts of the Emerald coast of the island with the 1960s turned into a recreation area of ​​luxury) and shares of the largest industrial companies.