10 Super Rich Royals: How Much Are They Worth?
You may think that being born into a royal family is an automatic ticket to fortune, and honestly, you wouldn’t be far off of the mark. The upper classes of aristocratic society are still sitting pretty these days on massive mounds of money, the likes of which most of us can barely comprehend, let alone manage to earn. And if you thought that they royals you hear about in the media all the time must be the richest of the royals, then you’d be quite wrong. For instance, England’s Queen Elizabeth couldn’t manage to make the list with her $550 million — so who did manage to make the top ten? Check out this list of the 10 richest royals and find out how much each is worth.
10. Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (IV)
Estimated Net Worth: $800 million. That’s right, to get on this list you need to have at least $800 million, so it’s a good thing for Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (IV) has it. The current Imam of Nizari Ismailism, the prince is a business magnate, as well as a racehorse owner and breeder. Succeeding his grandfather in his current titled role, he owns hundreds of racehorses, stud farms, and even a yacht club. He is the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, and on top of that receives tithes estimated to be worth hundreds of millions per year. However, unlike other royals — he doesn’t rule over a specific geographic region, instead his domain is more spiritually-based.
9. Qaboos Bin Said Al Said of Oman
Estimated Net Worth: $900 million. Qaboos Bin Said Al Said is the Sultan of Oman and its Dependencies and has been in power since overthrowing his father in 1970. Why inherit your position when you can overthrow your parent? As the fourteenth descendant of the Al Bu Sa’idi dynasty, he reigns in absolute monarchy, yet allows parliamentary elections showing that he was striving towards a more “open-minded” type of government. Married for a short time to his cousin, Kamila, in 1976, they split soon after and Qaboos has never remarried, making him not only one of the richest royals in the world with $900 million, but also one of the richest single royals in the world.