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Thursday, April 7, 2011

World's richest royals

Sent via email from Forbes, I didn't pay attention to this list until probably last week when I was at the Stock Exchange of Thailand to attend a classical concert for Japan. No royals there; just approximately seven ambassadors in attendance, but enough to see some connection to draw up an 'affluent' list.
1. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, worth $30 billion

2. Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, worth $20 billion

3. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, worth $18 billion

4. UAE President Sheik Khalifa bin-Zayed al Nahayan, worth $15 billion

5. Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashedal Maktoum, worth $4.5 billion
6. Liechtenstein's Prince Hans-Adam II, worth $3.5 billion

7. Morocco's King Mohammed VI, worth $2.5 billion

8. Qatar's Sheik Hamid bin Kalifa al-Thani, worth $2.4 billion

9. Prince Albert II of Monaco, worth $1 billion

10. His Highness the Aga Khan, worth $800 million

11. Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, worth $700 million

12. Britain's Queen Elizabeth, worth $450 million

13. Kuwait's Sheik Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahamad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, worth $350 million

More about them here.
This post is linked with Thursday Thirteen

14 comments:

  1. I wonder how Queen Elizabeth feels about only being 12. *smile*

    Happy TT,

    ~Xakara
    13 WIPS

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  2. hope it was super successful

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  3. Interesting! Not surprised to see so many Middle Eastern rulers high up on this list but the King of Thailand as #1 was a surprise.

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  4. Hm, the Queen appears to be a pauper compared to some of them. Surprising!

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  5. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    The Food Temptress

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  6. Wow, I can't even imagine. Happy TT!

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  7. this was really neat - surprising actually how much they are actually worth

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  8. Can you imagine only being worth a measley 350 Million? Poor things.

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  9. It's kind of sad when many of those countries have plenty of people to feed.

    Have a great Thursday!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2011/04/april-is-national-child-abuse-prevention-month/

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  10. Wow.I have no idea how to even think about that kind of money.

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  11. #1 was a surprise, but the Middle Eastern ones weren't.

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  12. I guess I did expect to see the Queen a bit higher up... and I agree, kind of sad to see such wealth when many countries represented have such poverty.

    Interesting list!

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  13. I'm happy to be NOT rich
    LOL

    What will you do with so many :P
    hahaha....

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