Friday, September 12, 2014


The list of 15 richest monarchs planet who hold office as of January 29, 2013. The list was compiled edition of Forbes, based on data Almanach de Gotha. 1. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Age: 85 years Date of the Board: 1952 Condition: £ 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 gives a very modest amount of several hundred million dollars. Meanwhile, given the cost of Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, St James's Palace and Holyrood, Windsor Castle and other real estate owned by the royal family, as well as the royal art collection British monarch is the first line in the list of the richest colleagues.



2 King of Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Age: 87 years
Date of the Board: 2005
Condition: £ 40 billion ($ 63.2 billion) based on the state of the Saudi king - oil sales which brings it to the state about $ 1 billion a day. Moreover, Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has a huge stable, which includes the best Arabian horses (monarch known as a passionate rider and founder of Equestrian Club in Riyadh), and a decent garage, most of the cars in which - exclusive or antique. 3. Emir of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan Age: 64 year reign Started: 2004Condition: £ 30 billion ($ 47.4 billion) Sheikh 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. In addition, the Caliph gets a good income from the investment of its own funds in various sectors of the world economy. 4. The King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej Age: 84 year Date of Board of Directors: 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 assiduous: a considerable part of his fortune he spent on development and implementation of more than 3,000 development 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 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. Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al MaktoumAge: 62 year reign Started: 2006 Condition: £ 25 billion ($ 39.5 billion), 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 the emirate of Dubai, as well as income from investments in various sectors of the world economy. 6. Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei Age: 65 years Date of the Board: 1967 Condition: £ 24 billion ($ 37.92 billion), most famous treasure Brunei Sultan (besides the oil produced in his country) - a collection of cars, which has 3,000 to 6,000 machines many of which were made ​​very limited quantities or even in a single copy. Sultan's Palace and the famous 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 NetherlandsAge: 74 year reign Started: 1980 Condition: £ 10 billion ($ 15.8 billion) Traditionally, state Queen of the Netherlands is estimated at $ 300 million - but this does not include the royal share of the company Royal Dutch Shell (it is about 25%) as well as the cost of the royal art collections and jewelry. With all these riches summary state Beatrix said recently about his upcoming renunciation, is the sum of 30 times greater, and allows 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 Date of Board of Directors: 2006 Condition: £ 9 billion ($ 14.22 billion) annual "stipend" Sabah, down from its share of oil revenues - $ 188 million and that these payments are based on the state of the Kuwaiti monarch. However, Amir is well aware that the oil resources are exhaustible, so now trying to prepare his country for life in the post-oil era, initiating economic reform, which is based on the simplification of the rules of the privatization of land and facilitating conditions for attracting foreign investment. 9. Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Age: 60 years Date of the Board: 1995 Condition: £ 7 billion ($ 11.06 billion) of the current Emir of Qatar came to power after overthrowing his father, inadvertently left on vacation in Switzerland. In their Middle Eastern counterparts Hamad enjoys a reputation as a progressive leader: Qatar with him the first country in the region has given women the right to vote. And the growth of its already considerable status Emir provided by reforming the country's oil and gas industry, creating ideal conditions for attracting foreign investment from the world's largest mining companies. 10. Sultan Qaboos bin Said Albusaid Age: 71 year reign Started: 1970 Condition: £ 6 billion ($ 9.48 billion) Creator Sultanate of Oman, has arisen after the unification of the Sultanate of Muscat and the Imamate of Oman - the owner of another "oil" state. In addition, a considerable share of the wealth Qaboos is built in 1972, the royal palace of Qasr al-Alam, overlooking the main harbor of Muscat, and a number of yachts (including the 155-meter high "Al-Said," named after the owner), summarized in the Division Royal Navy of Oman yacht. 11. King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Age: 62 year reign Started: 2002Condition: £ 3,5 bn (USD 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 Arab 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, like other Middle Eastern his colleagues, as well as income from the international investment, which is engaged in a special royal fund. 12.Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein Age: 67 years Date of the Board: 1989 Condition: £ 4 billion ($ 6.32 billion), the main source of wealth of the current ruler of a small Alpine state - family bank LGT. In addition to financial income in the calculation of state Hans-Adam considered several palaces of 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. 13. Grand Duke Henri of LuxembourgAge: 56 years Date of the Board: 2000 Condition: £ 3 billion ($ 4.74 billion) in contrast to the Middle Eastern monarchs, who have created their fortunes from oil, their European counterparts can not boast of such a profitable source of savings. That Duke Henri of Luxembourg, the nephew of the reigning King of Belgium Albert II, the state owns, which is composed of bank deposits, gold stocks and real estate, as well as shares in a variety of industrial companies. It is noteworthy that the proportion of their income spent on Henri protect wildlife, primarily - the unique Galapagos Islands. 14. Prince Albert II of Monaco Age: 53 year reign Started: 2005 Condition: £ 2,5 bn (USD 3.95 billion) collected the princely family art collection - the basis of the state of the ruling prince of Monaco. In addition to her, he owns an expensive collection of antique cars and a collection of brands and receives substantial income from the casino in Monte Carlo. 15. Imam of the Nizari Ismaili Aga Khan IV Age: 75 years Date of the Board: 1957 Condition: £ 2 billion ($ 3.16 billion) Imam Aga Khan - Head of a huge community of Nizari Ismaili (an offshoot of the Ismaili branch of Shia Islam), residing in India, Oman , Syria, Tajikistan, and on Zanzibar. Despite the fact that the Nizari not have their own state, their current head equated to the monarch: since 1957 he has held the title "His Highness", bestowed on him by Queen Elizabeth II. Aga Khan IV - the owner of a herd of purebred Arabian horses numbering 900 goals, which, together with a share of one of the British konnoauktsionnyh homes gives him an annual income of $ 300 million. To this we must add on income from the management of several hotels and airlines, as well as investment in the tourism business Sardinia (namely the efforts of the Aga Khan Emerald coast of the island with the 1960s turned into a fashionable area of rest), and shares of the largest industrial companies.














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