15 richest monarchs of the world
until now the kingdom of the rights of women - April 30, 2013 in the Netherlands, the king on the throne for the first time in the last 120 years will be displayed. 45-year-old Prince Willem-Alexander will inherit not only the throne and the title of the mother, but also a considerable fortune.
Now Queen Beatrix is ranked seventh in the ranking of the richest monarchs planet, compiled in late 2012 by the British heraldic almanac Almanach de Gotha. Amount of its state, depending on the calculation principles (with or without real estate owned by the Royal dynasties family collections and antiques m. P.), Ranges between $ 300 million or £ 10 Bln.
Here is a list of 15 richest monarchs planet who hold office as of January 29, 2013.
Queen Elizabeth II of
Age: 85 years
Year of the beginning of the Board: 1952Costoyanie: £ 60 billion ($ 94, 8 billion)
Traditional counting state of the British Queen does not account for the unique objects that are perceived as state property, and provides a modest amount of several hundred million dollars. Meanwhile, considering the cost of Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, St James's Palace and Holyrood, Windsor Castle and other real estate owned by the royal family in the property, as well as the royal art collection of the British monarch is the first line in the list of the richest counterparts.
The King of Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud
Age: 87 years
Year of the beginning of the Board: 2005Costoyanie: £ 40 billion ($ 63, 2 billion)
The basis of the state of the Saudi king - oil sales which brings the state about $ 1 billion per day. In addition, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has a huge stable, which collected the best Arabian horses (the monarch is 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.
The emir of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan
Age: 64 year
Year of the beginning of the Board: 2004Costoyanie: £ 30 billion ($ 47, 4 billion)
Shaykh Abu Dhabi and current president of the UAE, too, thanks to the rich 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. In addition, Khalifa receives a good income from the investment of own funds in various sectors of the world economy.
The King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
Age: 84 year
Year of the beginning of the Board: 1946Costoyanie: £ 28 billion ($ 44, 24 billion)
Thai monarch is not just 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 projects of agricultural land in the country. However, nothing surprising in this: the King "in combination" is headed by the Royal Thai real estate agency, which owns huge parcels of land in the country. In addition, the world is well-known collection of royal jewels, which seriously affects the size of the monarch's status.
Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Age: 62 year
Year of the beginning of the Board: 2006Costoyanie: £ 25 billion ($ 39, 5 billion)
Emir of Dubai is currently ranked as 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 the emirate of Dubai, as well as income from investments in various sectors of the world economy.
The Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah
Age: 65 years
Year of the beginning of the Board: 1967Costoyanie: £ 24 billion ($ 37, 92 billion)
The most famous treasure Brunei Sultan (in addition to the oil produced in his country) - a collection of cars, which has between 3,000 and 6,000 cars, many of which were made extremely limited quantities, or even a single copy. Banner and Sultan Palace Istana Nurul Iman (light Palace) over an area of 200 000 sq. m, in which there are 1788 apartments and 257 bathrooms.
Queen of the Netherlands Beatrix
Age: 74 year
Year of the beginning of the Board: 1980Costoyanie: £ 10 billion ($ 15, 8 billion)
Traditionally, the state of the Queen of the Netherlands is estimated at $ 300 million - but this does not include the royal stakes in Royal Dutch Shell company (it is about 25%), as well as the cost of the royal collections of works of art and jewelry. With all these resources the total state Beatrix, said recently about his upcoming abdication, is worth 30 times more, and allows it to enter the top ten richest monarchs in the world.
Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Age: 82 year
Year of the beginning of the Board: 2006Costoyanie: £ 9 billion ($ 14, 22 billion)
Annual "scholarship" Sheikh Sabah, down from its share of the oil revenue - $ 188 million, and that the payments are based on the state of the Kuwaiti monarch. However, the emir is well aware that oil resources are exhaustible, and therefore now trying to prepare their country for life in the post-oil era, initiating economic reforms, which is based on the simplification of rules of land privatization and facilitation of conditions for attraction of foreign investments.
The Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani,
Age: 60 years
Year of the beginning of the Board: 1995Costoyanie: £ 7 billion ($ 11, 06 billion)
The current Emir of Qatar came to power by overthrowing his father, who left inadvertently on holiday in Switzerland. In their Middle Eastern counterparts Hamad enjoys a reputation as a progressive leader: Qatar when it first from the region gave suffrage to women. And the growth of its already considerable fortune Emir provided by reforming the oil and gas industry of the country, creating ideal conditions for attracting foreign investment from the world's largest mining companies.
The Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said Albusaid
Age: 71 year
Year of the beginning of the Board: 1970Costoyanie: £ 6 billion ($ 9, 48 billion)
Creator sultanate Oman arising after combining sultanate Oman of Muscat and imamat - holds one more "oil" state. In addition, a large proportion Qaboos wealth is built in 1972, the royal palace of Qasr al-Alam, overlooking the main harbor of Muscat, and several yachts (including the 155-meter "Al-Saeed", named after the owner), summarized in division royal Navy of Oman yacht.
King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Age: 62 year
Year of the beginning of the Board: 2002Costoyanie: £ 3, 5 billion ($ 5, 53 billion)
Another passionate lover of 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 Organization of the Arabian horse and today is one of the largest and most expensive in the world. The basis of the state of the king of Bahrain - oil, like other of his Middle Eastern colleagues, as well as income from international investments, which is engaged in a special royal foundation.
Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein
Age: 67 years
Year of the beginning of the Board: 1989Costoyanie: £ 4 billion ($ 6, 32 billion)
The main source of wealth of the current ruler of the small Alpine state - family bank LGT. In addition to financial income in the calculation of state Hans-Adam took into account several palaces of the XVII century in Vienna, collected the princely family for 400 years, a unique collection of works of art, as well as over 20 000 hectares of land.
The Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
Age: 56 years
Year of the beginning of the Board: 2000Costoyanie: £ 3 billion ($ 4, 74 billion)
Unlike Middle Eastern monarchs, who have set up their state in the oil, their European counterparts can not boast an equally profitable source of savings. That Duke Henri of Luxembourg, the nephew of the reigning King Albert II of Belgium, owns the state, which is composed of bank deposits, gold stocks and real estate as well as shares of different industrial companies. It is noteworthy that part of their income Henri spends on protecting wildlife, first of all - the unique Galapagos Islands.
Monaco Prince Albert II of
Age: 53 year
Year of the beginning of the Board: 2005Costoyanie: £ 2, 5 billion ($ 3, 95 billion)
Collected the princely family art collection - the basis of the state of the ruling prince of Monaco. In addition to it, he owns an expensive collection of antique cars and a collection of stamps and receives significant revenue from casino operations in Monte Carlo.
Imam Ismaili Nizari Aga Khan IV of
Age: 75 years
Year of the beginning of the Board: 1957Costoyanie: £ 2 billion ($ 3, 16 billion) Imam Aga Khan - the head of a huge community of Ismaili Nizari (an offshoot of the Ismaili branch of Shia Islam) living in India, Oman, Syria, Tajikistan and Zanzibar. Despite the fact that the Nizari not have their own state, their current head equated to the monarch: since 1957 it bears the title of "His Highness", bestowed on him by Queen Elizabeth II. Aga Khan IV - the owner of a herd of purebred Arabian horses numbering 900 animals that coupled with a share of one of the British konnoauktsionnyh houses gives him an annual income of $ 300 million to this you need to add on the income from the management of several hotels and airlines, as well as investments in the tourism business. Sardinia (namely through the efforts of the Aga Khan Emerald coast of the island with the 1960s has become a fashionable area of relaxation) and shares of major industrial companies.