How the Wealthiest Royal Family Members Spend Their Fortunes

By Jake SchroederLast Updated Apr 18, 2020 9:57:32 PM ET
Fqxb3 Pzwj65yivekkd7dytmleyjrbiwh Ly6e2jy Kvqvagxc5lzwrquezdipmlnngjkf3unpkz973z0fcgmtk7w4adnaomfjyumzgjzys3kjmdrt2lcw Sy2upbjvg1ouaao4hjzpklpdjjw
Photo Courtesy: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/Flickr

Most royal families around the world have substantial family fortunes — sometimes at levels that are almost obscene. When it comes to the wealthiest royals on the planet, it’s safe to assume they never want for anything and have some creative ways to spend their money.

Advertisement

For some, their simple daily wardrobes may cost much more than an average citizen pays for a home. (We won’t even discuss "special event" clothes.) They throw the most lavish parties and own the most luxurious transportation, even if they don’t drive themselves. Let’s take a closer look at how some of the richest royals spend their family fortunes.

30. Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, U.K. - $5 Million

Meghan Markle's wedding cost about $43 million. The wedding dress for the ceremony cost a whopping $265,000, while the dress for the reception came in at a mere $157,000. Like her sister-in-law, she has sometimes worn five-figure outfits, including her engagement photo dress, which cost a whopping $75,000.

Vnevuvgde15cwtcfdwz9w0oyjgpk Gv4rvmtieqiqguopswrlehxxpy9x9xt9npuckxgsviuq73stvdkoxyvszcvftmukfh9aflp4cgmulkme0birphxqc8oizoal5oo18pfrphbcl0jgclesw
Photo Courtesy: Northern Ireland Office/Wikipedia

Last year, about $3 million of royal money was spent on the Frogmore Cottage estate, where she lives with her husband and son. Of course, now she and Prince Harry will be paying that money back, which is likely to curb Markle’s wardrobe spending.

29. Princess Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, U.K. - $10 Million

The dress that Kate Middleton wore on her wedding day cost a shocking $332,000. As for her other royal outfits, she generally spares no expense. Just Google some of her outfits to quickly see that many of her public wardrobe choices cost in the tens of thousands of dollars each.

Advertisement
Rnrc91keijlpmumt630bez8wuwl4ugsodbf10vvgzae Kqff0lkllu0hknj25kuztytwsmfusxcdkbw3au8dbw5x18w4qlknsnv1db7z3ol Dor6sj Ctrgirew2ccgfmzr7nlu7y6quy5ptuq
Photo Courtesy: tsaiproject/Wikipedia

On the positive side, Princess Kate has at least garnered some approval for wearing her outfits in public more than once. The same can’t be said for that pricey wedding dress. Of course. About $1.7 million of royal funds were used to refurbish Kensington Palace last year for the Prince and Princess.

28. Princess Madeleine, Sweden - $10 Million

When Princess Madeleine married American businessman Christopher O’Neill, they spent a total of $500,000 on the wedding ceremony and festivities. The Valentino Garavani wedding dress that Madeleine wore cost an estimated $100,000. These prices don’t even make a dent in the net worth of the princess.

Advertisement
P6bsbvypsx21ef9lr9 Vet8jvl35ua0wkehpqjjjk3xxkxssoxgoxlvjf5znot3b Gec4hdg1meycixardeepnpxdg3p2qzdgnp4qpifrx0h8wzxj9xwxilarp1ehdlussc Zoczwheafyzedg
Photo Courtesy: Bengt Nyman/Wikipedia

She has also occupied very prestigious homes throughout her life. A while ago, the couple sold their Palm Beach home for $3.6 million. They now live in a lavish residence in a gated community in Miami, Florida.

27. King Felipe VI, Spain - $20 Million

Former members of the Spanish royal family developed some bad spending habits that concerned their subjects, so King Felipe VI only receives 80% of what his predecessor — his father, King Juan Carlos I — was earning. This decision was made by the government in an attempt to rein in royal spending and improve their image.

Advertisement
Ysx2k Yqv95njoktej0dqhod68umzwo7xbinsksqcqsqyybkjyyzszfx2evlqzfnfbix Jh9bfworzc1caue0j9mivamcv6 Vmwgbig56s5qrxfxvk5taxh3mz4pmp8fijsqwvyuwwg6hyt6a
Photo Courtesy: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

King Felipe loves sports and was even a member of the Olympic Sailing Team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He was Spain's flag bearer during the opening ceremony, and he came in sixth place and received an Olympic diploma award for his performance.

26. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, U.K. - $30 Million

Prince Philip is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. In fact, they currently have the longest marriage in royal history. He is the father of Prince Charles, the grandfather of William and Harry, and the great-grandfather of George, Charlotte, Louis and Archie.

Advertisement
T3h9lgt5qov2nk0drkjoaadanq Bwzyktl1ho9ldyokqufc071ssp2rf Aaabuie8jump Ctkg Diboxe2e3ga5ykjj0rwdbe Pejsdnkvi9lfplmv27s6hiawfqnigqycc0ws7ianfczc0bea
Photo Courtesy: Carfax2/Wikipedia

Throughout his life, he played polo, competed in boat racing and even piloted airplanes. He was the first royal to fly out of Buckingham Palace’s garden in a helicopter. An avid art lover, Prince Philip is retired from his royal duties, but he still makes appearances at weddings and family events.

25. King Harald V, Norway - $30 Million

Harald V has been King of Norway since 1991, when he inherited the throne from his father. He has older sisters, but as the only son, he became the Crown Prince when his father became king. The law was changed to include daughters in the line of succession the year before Harald actually became king, but the law only applied to those born after it was put into effect. His duties as a monarch are mostly symbolic.

Advertisement
Hbaijad Euezilreljzwgamcyjrrybqhogmvvnqff4yoo8cuq7ym9kbhdoiri3pdxoleoazsnblykjtdr4nu 00xs4ivrqqxgj 7jejasbvyuntmztx2rrs1 Anozecpisfce36okgjf Yvi W
Photo Courtesy: Aeltegop/Wikipedia

King Harald spends his money on athletics and yachting as well as hunting and fishing. He is also on the committees for the Olympics and various world championship events.

24. Queen Margrethe II, Denmark - $40 Million

As she was born a week after German soldiers took over Denmark, Queen Margrethe represented hope for the country in the darkest of times. After a 1953 amendment to Denmark’s constitution to include daughters in the line of succession, she became eligible for the crown.

Lvoooynzituwijgr3cchrxoizvplcvvfxgj5aax0lhczt5k1tl Nmgkkfp5mwbuuuzxlb Rbp19l2ou1gc7iebt39sptv38wy9a4qinakn4hrp9wjkaigor0kzppuike62a9kh9chzeyaxruxq
Photo Courtesy: Johannes Jansson/norden.org/Wikipedia

In 2018, the Queen bought her own coffin for $5 million. It’s made of glass and silver, and the sculptor who designed it spent a whopping 15 years constructing it.

23. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, U.K. - $40 Million

Prince William previously owned a 1954 Aston Martin Lagonda Drophead Coupe — one of the rarest cars in the world — with a value around $640,000. Since then, he has purchased other cars for transportation. Being a father, he also has to pay school fees for the elite private schools that his kids will attend.

Advertisement
2fprznd5mrqvlfbzdhrvz Coni 2ikgjza0n6zr6f1jryuhrljgm1hft85nj6yhf1mbpjd Fgcnz011b6ld Fjhl Pu6pziggra4vqv2segy 4ankzmw0eoic02bocg53z7bbxn Isz15mzadg
Photo Courtesy: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The ring he gave to Kate Middleton when he proposed may have not cost him anything — it was his mother’s ring — but it’s worth about $500,000 today. His hobbies, such as polo, skiing and rowing, don’t come cheap either.

22. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, U.K. - $40 Million

Even though he is sixth in line to the British throne, Prince Harry has definitely had a rough past with partying and showing off his wild side. In fact, his lifestyle landed him in the British tabloids on more than a few occasions.

Advertisement
Zbner Osf Yfnbqfppnnehepexifsszidf3jqepvwknsp2e1khdiyg21yd4ipe3aiukaptclbwfbxjfsbvy8flytfxnmeemf7evwntrru9qsgyqjqev8kkqxirfjxlqibbi5xrwtas2xpdbinq
Photo Courtesy: E. J. Hersom/Wikipedia

These days, Prince Harry is all grown up with a wife and a child. The ring he designed and gave to Meghan Markle for their engagement has an estimated worth of $300,000. Even before he was engaged to his bride, he loved giving her spectacular expensive gifts like cars and jewelry.

21. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Sweden - $70 Million

King Gustaf became Crown Prince when he was 4 years old after his grandfather took the throne. His father had tragically died in a plane crash, leaving him next in the line of succession. In 1975, due to reformation of the Swedish government, he was relieved of almost all his duties as a leader of the country. For the first time, the "King of Sweden" title became a symbolic moniker.

Advertisement
E Mkfb3hkvq1m7fsq9a6ag8pw9p0z9640goroenrfocvsvenx N Mgq1htrmkpuhsxu2m3nqrkffxi4rsvx1bzix9jz59byivbqgaz3 K2h4qwawnle1roeh7pfvsum3fsmtqcoci7gfbvdwa
Photo Courtesy: Bengt Nyman/Wikipedia

The family is no stranger to family drama. Recently, the King removed some of his grandchildren from "royal" status to eliminate their requirement to complete royal duties and their right to receive taxpayer funds. They retain some titles but no longer have "Royal Highness" titles.

20. King Mswati III, Swaziland - $100 Million

King Mswati III owns an Airbus A340-300, a plane large enough for him to travel with all his wives at once — all 15 of them! Apparently, this king is all about feeling extra rich in his love life. He has a $61 million annual budget to spend, and he owns a $500,000 Daimler Chrysler Flagship Maybach 62 luxury car.

Advertisement
0mimpdmccjnb2ropddputw8qde4jqgzpaanelzh8xzou11ibs6yuy7rkas5xqswno6qsw8wnowzcjnrtyexw2bhrooybwzsphxly57l40wxhfhhhwchtu5xupz1qi8fnslza4zscefki5tldsa
Photo Courtesy: Amada44/Wikipedia

This royal family has even held birthday parties underwater. When it comes to celebrating in style, it’s just not enough to throw a fancy party on land like the rest of us.

19. Queen Beatrix, Netherlands - $200 Million

She may have retired and abdicated the throne, but Queen Beatrix is still seriously loaded with money. It may be only half of what the Queen of England has, but it still puts her in the top five wealthiest royals in Europe, and she has a lot to show for her status.

La04vg1k8x5uzhyq2g6 Ko Cdb93rnbtaauodf22zrqu2cctfmufgyacgj4zizqwt3gjdyghkcaul7ujvdev2dn0kvi4fscyajhkafxbohl4ejmp1qvvake3ogwim00igkwowlm36tgi4zsfog
Photo Courtesy: Frank van Beek/Wikipedia

Despite her mass fortune, the Dutch royal family is shockingly down to earth for the amount of money they possess. For example, the monarch’s crown has fake jewels in it, and it’s made of gold-plated silver instead of solid gold — very down to earth, indeed!

Advertisement

18. King Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan, Nigeria - $300 Million

King Fredrick, the second richest king in Africa, is the ruler of the Ugbo Kingdom in Nigeria. He owns the same custom-built Rolls Royce as Queen Elizabeth II, and he previously owned a 2014 Bentley luxury car.

Sueupuhcc6alneqv5cjqitcfpnpm00i8urb Bieya2ewentvyknoccih25avgcpzgripo6lzhc60haeod878e9m3dn6umxfaj35in5o Adhwlclrojhggljlz2bt Wqfna49peitcxydkgr G
Photo Courtesy: William Krause/Unsplash

Need to know the time? Ask the King of Nigeria. He’s known for owning and wearing several watches that cost more than $1 million each. Unfortunately, many of the details of this very private royal’s life aren’t easy to access for the public record.

Advertisement

17. Sheikh Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait - $350 Million

The entire family of the Emir of Kuwait is worth about $90 billion in total. The family members are known to throw fancy parties, and they also have the luxury of owning some of the highest-rated speed boats and yachts in the world.

Aaef5ukq8lz6pujcllywelviatbqfnj S U0vby4b1e4zfzqkrquqygchhuqhyij400ewb1pdqkyl7w V K Ncxvsaumxqmko3wzqjojavxrtbgq0xrzmhzdnknvnx4aiuwxw3jsr 7hsn7z9q
Photo Courtesy: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

In addition to living like kings, the family also does some good for the world with their wealth. For example, they were congratulated by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter for their work with disaster relief and public health issues.

Advertisement

16. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, U.K. - $420 Million

Being next in line to the throne is probably both thrilling and intimidating, but as the Duke of Cornwall, Prince Charles doesn’t have to wait until he succeeds to the throne one day to have a fortune at his disposal. He already earns almost $5,000 per week from the Duchy of Cornwall. The money comes from the huge amount of properties that the Duchy owns.

B6pigyev3oxuzdn3fvizlc9i8d8 Fj2wcny3govl Phqbol0t4wca848mb1d8pxz2npwzeorzdbk6uybgdi2dphqo9krlwyaqx72uugrdehsbz5c3xeeoxdnwt5dijbakbfaqwsaul6c8go5eq
Photo Courtesy: New Zealand Defence Force/Wikipedia

The Prince also does a lot of good work by investing in environmentalist companies. His foundation has put about $1 million toward many causes that are so important to our world today.

Advertisement

15. Queen Elizabeth II - $450 Million

Probably the most well-known royal to the general public, Queen Elizabeth II assumed the throne upon the death of her father in 1952. She owns six homes, including famous well-known properties like Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. Altogether, the properties are worth about $150 million.

Cah1oxrfr7zhehybfpwhf9u561 2k0e5 Qx3 Ds2cbwtlowa Zmws Jj3ptphx4e Kqrnht7cgiyf Eguh8hbhjog7y2phwy1bf4oallt2w X5vizorwpissbr9ryo345dm Dlxujaqnmfxa2q
Photo Courtesy: Queensland State Archives/Wikipedia

She also owns expensive collections of jewels, horses and art. The crown jewels, in particular, are especially prized by the royal family and are worth $110 million. Her real weakness may very well be handbags, as she owns 200 styles created by luxury designer Launer. She has a private ATM in the palace in case she needs cash — but why would she?

Advertisement

14. Qaboos bin Said al-Said, Sultan of Oman - $700 Million

Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said had eight palaces with several helicopters to go with it, and he owned five yachts and three private jets. Despite his lavish lifestyle, the Sultan did a lot of good for his country before his death in January 2020. In fact, he is credited with modernizing Oman and guiding it to prosperity. He also used his own money to restore mosques all over the land.

Zaasvuw3rrq7svamwc4gkhvdjp6rreka9w5c4rxy4n0h7a5fo5grzjgnf3zwwflz 3bu6cnslomqgsgwmi9zamt1vrhwzhaquaxs9czzap8mvvrogltlzoqk Wwlygezgotl Vzhcpfq Xz5gw
Photo Courtesy: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The world wondered what would happen when the Sultan passed away. He had no children, no wife and no siblings. In the end, he designated his cousin, Haitham bin Tariq, as his heir.

Advertisement

13. King Abdullah II, Jordan - $750 Million

In 2012, King Abdullah II made every nerd envious when he became the main investor in a Star Trek theme park in his country. The theme park is now a part of the Red Sea Astrarium resort project, which has an estimated cost of $1.55 billion.

Qdgnvoofx Kop0vwfwo4oemsiuweqcy4m Rixctmyo6 Pw3e7hsaig8jyu0i0vpy Mxwglp Jodmekklbh7dbwlpeumeov2ciesoavwpwjbznynikjvcr8m7ub98bvnz8dk1wnbv1etuzsytig
Photo Courtesy: World Economic Forum/Wikipedia

The King even appeared as an extra in a 1996 Star Trek: Voyager episode. At the time, he threw a big party for everyone involved and gave them a standing invitation to visit him in his country. One cast member — Ethan Phillips, who played Neelix — took him up on the offer and visited the King in Jordan between the show’s second and third seasons.

Advertisement

12. Imam Aga Khan IV, Nizari Ismaili - $800 Million

Imam Aga Khan IV is not actually a ruler of any land. His family has royal ancestry from the 18th century, which is why they count as royalty, but they "reign" over the religion of Ismaili Muslims. They believe Aga Khan IV represents the living form of God on Earth.

Wqmtdp3atdjurvh2gzqhfwk H 0dynu Szd P31o8wn7hpzet4y3tm8wdocci Kedlua7c4dtfmujusqejuon7d03yy9cwmmcplewfsqpzbiein0cbkr8my0wjxery5wcus2vqvgad20s3cata
Photo Courtesy: DFID/Wikipedia

The Imam once purchased a 164-foot yacht for $200 million and named it after his favorite racehorse. The boat was supposed to be able to travel at 60 knots but was actually only capable of traveling at 30 knots at top speed. That’s a pricey hobby and a costly mistake, so he might want to do a little test drive (sail?) before purchasing next time.

Advertisement

11. Prince Albert II, Monaco - $1 Billion

A whopping 32% percent of the population of Monaco are millionaires, but the Prince is among the richest, of course. You might recognize him as the son of late American actress Grace Kelly. Albert was named Prince — the nation is a principality, not a kingdom — when his father died in 2005.

Ss6ohaspd4e Xfotl2kcuq1qhnxxpr8sgsaav Cm1urfuk Ixtz8uagf8xs6nkodgcx W2rbuuzbuv1iyyw8rgzih3omeeoyrwikakayn04m01u Dqb218kowq0tkfelg4z5uwabnh6b2j5k W
Photo Courtesy: Michel Ravassard/Wikipedia

Living in Monaco, he regularly attends fancy galas and events for the elite, including the famous Grand Prix of Monaco. The Prince also owns a fancy cruise ship, and his wedding cost a shocking $70 million. However, the Prince also does some good with his money. He started the Prince Albert Foundation, which helps protect the environment.

Advertisement

10. Prince Albert, 12th Prince of Thurn und Taxis - $1.6 Billion

Prince Albert has amazingly been a billionaire since he was only 8 years old! His father, Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn und Taxis, became famous as a flâneur. After his father’s death in 1990, Prince Albert inherited a $3 billion fortune.

Ndamonygusdmclwcpu5ppjpe7n4 0gb4ntv04z8cog8g7qyytsl4hgp4y Qb4qe Atrcrgpairkilfo4xbdyuv5otcfggwt3jbzquvqgfudyxw9gxuax Kdssb4rnkejej9vojuxmuaxkdyrug
Photo Courtesy: Oliver Pohlmann/Wikipedia

Although he is royalty, he doesn’t actually rule a country, so he doesn’t have many responsibilities to take up his time. To fill up some of that endless free time, he drives a race car professionally. Heads up, ladies! Rumor has it he's looking for a wife.

Advertisement

9. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar - $2.1 Billion

This Qatari royal succeeded to the throne after his father abdicated. Since then, his focus has been on improving the country’s national relations by bringing sporting events to the country. He has been successful in some ways, including winning the bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

O75ptqhokw5htfl 58fsa9 4r5 Djroekvb2 Sems6je Qhfxk0bck3jyjndhv2rkmz9rhxw5bdyq0dzgwd7sgkiimbtmp4ta9a1p7dyz1 5b1 Ikbxtgttzy4wagq6sxhsabogbswtdzuvgxw
Photo Courtesy: Presidencia de la República Mexicana/Wikipedia

However, not everyone is as excited about hosting the World Cup event as the Emir. Rumors indicate that the committee voters were bribed into voting for Qatar. There are also issues with the workers who are building the stadium for the tournament. The investigations are ongoing at this point.

Advertisement

8. Prince Hans-Adam II, Liechtenstein - $3.5 Billion

As the 15th ruler of Liechtenstein, Prince Hans-Adam II is the wealthiest monarch in Europe. His wealth comes not only from his royal title and inheritance but from his life as a businessman. He owns the LGT banking group, which may be locally based, but the company has clients all over the world.

Z 051 Rwbbphjjlbn X6lslw0wlsu5h4w6pabgtruwokmt3txtziwa74mvgceqjmyp1tyx2vmxckmlmdqocmz3g7xpavztn9tijvivdiwcjmbfaug4xo65n3tbxyi6bicoug 07q5pjmknjmua
Photo Courtesy: GuentherZ/Wikipedia

He also owns a giant collection with hundreds of pieces of valuable art. A lot of it is generously displayed in the Liechtenstein Museum for the public to enjoy. He has now named his eldest son as his successor to the throne.

Advertisement

7. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Emir of Dubai, UAE - $4 Billion

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been the ruler of Dubai and the Vice President of the United Arab Emirates since 2006 when his older brother passed away. Back in the mid-90s, when he was crowned Prince of Dubai, he worked at developing desert land into luxurious hotels and resorts.

Obnkf 4ett9lbijksivlqhkivjfd4ex1p5es9nn2qsxzhddidq7g0npzyyrmdnqov510rgamvhepgpjs2vtncmvlmlx59mte0zduxwrbtsz Juzpwvhg Qwmod0wuxqgapldcx Svodkxgs Ra
Photo Courtesy: World Economic Forum/Wikipedia

Since he came into power, he has continued to work to promote the country. He says that his main priorities are the health and prosperity of his nation. He has been a part of many philanthropic missions — as well as many controversies.

Advertisement

6. Grand Duke Henri, Luxembourg - $4 Billion

Grand Duke Henri has been the ruler of Luxembourg for 19 years since his father abdicated the throne. He and his family live in a beautiful, luxurious castle known as Berg Castle. Despite the family’s personal wealth, they still receive funds from the country for their royal duties. The Grand Duke also owns a vacation home in the south of France.

Nd6lw4rmezix4yi3q3msnnvldzd3nokvnooidc9gwy6pmc15hgppjy7j2trsnpqnpbu9m8r4peiqq0ipkeej9yxel4gulmp0gfpzlzrsdvnk8a0n1nytfajkzn 3q9edr Iqjq3qlyjgz5doxw
Photo Courtesy: א (Aleph)/Wikipedia

For someone so wealthy, he never seems to be touched by drama or scandal. In general, he seems to handle his wealth well and is a good leader.

5. King Mohammed VI, Morocco - $5.8 Billion

The King of Morocco gets almost $3.5 million annually to spend on whatever his heart desires. He owns a total of 12 palaces, although he only uses four of them. Regardless, he insists that all of them be stocked and ready for occupancy, which costs his country — and therefore his subjects — about $1.2 million per day.

Advertisement
Ecsbol 7g2tigj8olzjitsuphcxrld6pjnv6y8mfmxucuoh6 T5d8v4keie1km70dfqjaonlria2of1w5nx9bby8qpw31snv6oy4ptwgpqjqtucivj5y Jxux09ue5nwwujo70dofcgw8gnnca
Photo Courtesy: UN Climate Change/Wikipedia

He also somehow spends another $1.2 million just on pet food! (What is he feeding them?) Of course, he doesn’t go without himself, considering his wardrobe budget comes in around double the amount of his pet food budget.

4. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emir of Abu Dhabi, UAE - $15 Billion

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been president of the UAE since 2004, when he became Emir of Abu Dhabi and was named president by the UAE Federal Council. The tallest building in the world was renamed to honor. That’s right — the Burj Khalifa was originally called the Burj Dubai!

Advertisement
Fmduhg2gpajbcwecfqbhx8o7gda Bgdm8z7ussp7phuxanmjrrxfmjoskp8vr Z8wlz Ymnt8xixiadtwh6hwdstcnve 35tnad29vpcmdf Hzrinvxcnsxpu9cjtjx8fjcjqtx3f2z 6gmslw
Photo Courtesy: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Wikipedia

Keeping with the extravagant theme, he also owns the largest private yacht in the world. It cost about $400 million to build and was apparently completed in record-breaking time to please the Emir.

3. Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Saudi Arabia - $17 Billion

Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and is all set to become King after his father — who is in his 80s — passes away. Altogether, the royal family is worth a mere $1.4 trillion. The whole family is known for their crazy spending habits, and the Prince is no exception to the rule.

Advertisement
Zfbparjaiqdi 2edbnrdjr14mxqveog1bvdpqnpdwc4swvukltlhcxvbp2sihjcdb7qs8ifhm0phajcpda0x2zzpoq3b6woqn6grgtmxrewbqexvab1jp8o6dhswz0rybpml Nzhz Wce7ytgw
Photo Courtesy: Palácio do Planalto/Wikipedia

One of his personal luxuries is a giant yacht that cost about $500 million. He also bought a French chateau for $300 million and a Leonardo Da Vinci painting for $450 million. He owns other luxury residences in Switzerland, London, France and Morocco. Let’s just say he has about everything you could imagine — and more!

2. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, Brunei - $20 Billion

If you love cars, this royal could be your new best friend. He owns 500 Rolls-Royces and about $4 million worth of cars in total! He won’t ever have to worry about running out of space for all those vehicles, because the $600 million palace he lives in has a garage that can house 800 cars. Impressed yet?

Advertisement
Eonh6dvrmyezfmdinkzg 99ya740yscdfxmb60z Jjbxr7vuwu4zwrpelycpbf Lgsobohsiwivpw1jo N4ixvkva1gehjveszc2bbc134 6wmgvr1shujnvdpbhstjexv7uwukw Qxv8wdheq
Photo Courtesy: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A golf lover, the Sultan hired the most successful golfer ever, Jack Nicklaus, to design a golf course for him. He owns a $400 million plane and has been known to spend $20,000 on a single haircut.

1. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Thailand - $30 Billion

The coronation ceremony in 2016 was a good indicator of how much money this ruler of Thailand likes to spend. The entire event cost the government $31 million! Since then, the King has been given an annual budget of $123 million.

Advertisement
Wlnc7ejvat9jrv7nzlnmgo0o Xmc2etsimtj S1hfym5l9t4dth Pzxuk4q3qnqt1dv Urc Ahkt 7q35f5pducyeccggz7ks6k6sybgwxndcc9 Nh5gv4bj3ts7kiheea0nikowjfrj610hxg
Photo Courtesy: The Public Relations Department/Wikipedia

As for other extravagances, he owns the largest faceted diamond in the entire world, which is worth about $12 million. He also flies his own Boeing 737 plane, and he once threw a four-day proper Buddhist funeral for his pet poodle.