Most of the nations in Arab are ruled by very successful kings and royalty. Most of their wealth and net worth drives by the inheritance and empires that their royal families built over the years. Since these richest kings in the world are rulers in some countries, there are also some of the richest presidents on this list. The names of the richest kings and rulers in the world are somewhat very long because of the royalty and family names that they are pegged with.
From power to possessions, the richest monarchs in the world understand the business of royalty. The richest kings in the world are thoughtful investors since they need to continue the stream of income and affluence for their coming generations. These are the top ten richest kings in the world based on the Forbes list as they have reached an extent of wealth that is uncommon for most world leaders.
List Of The Richest Kings In The World And Their Net Worth
- King Maha Vajiralongkorn: $44 billion
- Hassanai Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah: $31.5 billion
- Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud: $19.3 billion
- Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan: $18 billion
- King Mohammed VI: $8.2 billion
- Prince Hans-Adam II: $7.2 billion
- Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum: $4 billion
- Grand Duke Henri: $4 billion
- Juan Carlos I: $2.3 billion
- Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani: $2.1 billion
Richest Kings In The World
1. King Maha Vajiralongkorn; King Rama VII
Nation: King Of Thailand
Net Worth: $44 billion
Of the richest kings in the world, the King of Thailand has a net worth estimated at $45 billion. King Maha Vajiralongkorn is the ruler of Thailand and the world’s richest king. Born into the family of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit as their only son, King Maha Vajiralongkorn took reign over Thailand after the death of his father in 2016.
He has crowned prince of Thailand in 1972 when he was 20 years old but became Thailand’s king in 2016. He is the richest king in the world because of the expanse of inheritance that his family left for him and his household. He also has investments in the Bureau of the Crown Property.
2. Hassanai Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah
Nation: Sultan Of Brunei
Net Worth: $31.5 billion
Hassanai Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan of Brunei, Yang di-Pertuan, and Prime Minister of Brunei is one of the world’s influential leaders with a net worth of $31.5 billion. He is one of the last absolute monarchs and the wealthiest individual in the world presently.
He is currently the longest-reigning monarch in the world after Queen Elizabeth II, having marked his Golden Jubilee (50 years of rule) in 2017. He has major investments in the Oil and gas industry.
3. Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Nation: King Of Saudi Arabia
Net Worth: $19.3 billion
The Saudi Arabian king has a net worth of $19.3 billion through investments in the Oil industry and his other inheritance. Salman Bin Abdulaziz was crowned prince of Saudi Arabia after the death of his brother Nayef bin Abdulaziz in 2012. He has been the custodian of the two main Holy Mosques and the King of Saudi Arabia since January 23rd, 2015. He assumed reign over Saudi Arabia after the death of Abdullah, his half-brother.
Before Salman’s royal investiture, he was the deputy governor and later governor of Riyadh for 48 years, between 1963 and 2011. It was after his governorship role that he was assigned the position of the Minister of Defense in Saudi Arabia. His long period in leadership positions attests to his longevity. He is the oldest surviving male child of Ibn Saud.
4. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Nation: President Of The United Arab Emirates, Emir Of Abu Dhabi
Net Worth: $18 billion
Generally, the family of Al Nahyan manages a fortune worth $150 billion in assets. Unquestionably, the Sheikh from the same family should be one of the richest kings in the world.
Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the president of UAE, Emir of Abu Dhabi, CEO of Supreme Petroleum Council, Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Investments Authority. He handles the $875 billion in assets of the Abu Dhabi Investment Company. He is recognized as the world leader to manage the highest amount of the company’s assets.
5. Mohammed VI
Nation: King Of Morocco
Net worth: $8.2 billion
The fifth richest king in the world is Mohammed VI. He controls over $10 billion in assets of the Société Nationale d’Investissement (SNI), an investment company in Morocco. This is the company that majorly contributes to sustaining his net worth. Mohammed VI is the number one investment banker and businessman in Morocco.
SNI owns 48% in stakes of Attijariwafa, the largest bank in Morocco; this is SNI’s largest stakes holding. Other stakes owned by SNI are in Managem Group, a miming company; Inwi, a mobile telecommunications company; Maryjane Holding, a distribution company in Morocco; and a real estate firm.
Mohammed VI owns lots of lands in Morocco with investments in agriculture. Citizens investing in the agricultural industry are exempted from taxes in Morocco. He also manages part of the phosphate reserves in the world.
6. Prince Hans-Adam II
Nation: Prince Of Liechtenstein
Net worth: $7.2 billion
Prince Hans-Adam II was born into the family of Frank Joseph II and Countess Georgina von Wilczek; they used to be the leaders of Liechtenstein before they handed the reigns of leadership over to Prince Hans-Adam II.
The current prince of Liechtenstein is Prince Hans-Adam II who is also one of the richest monarchs in Europe. Other positions held by Prince Hans-Adam II as the world’s richest head of state include Count of Rietberg, Duke of Jägerndorf, and Troppau.
The family of the prince of Liechtenstein holds $7.6 billion in assets while his wealth is $4 billion years. Being one of the wealthiest European monarchs, he manages the LGT banking group. He owns an art gallery with expensive paintings and collections displayed at the Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna.
7. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Nation: Prime Minister Of United Arab Emirates, King Of Dubai
Net worth: $4 billion
The king of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is estimated to have a net worth of $4 billion. His son is also one of the richest princes in the world currently. He gained rule over Dubai after the death of his brother Sheikh Maktoum in 2006. He began reforming the UAE federal government strategies in 2007. He founded the Godolphin racing stable and Darley both owned by the Maktoum family and operating in six countries.
8. Grand Duke Henri
Nation: Duke Of Luxembourg
Net worth: $4 billion
The Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean and Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium. He is also the oldest cousin of King Philip of Belgium. He assumed the position of Duke of Luxembourg on October 7th, 2000.
9. Juan Carlos I
Nation: King Of Spain
Net Worth: $2.3 billion
Juan Carlos I is one of the top 10 richest kings in the world and a member of the royal family in Spain. He was made the ruler of Spain in 1975 before he stepped down in June 2014. He has investments in the real estate and Oil Industries which account for much of his wealth.
10. Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani
Nation: Emir Of Qatar
Net worth: $2.1 billion
The Forbes tenth richest king in the world is Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani. Yeh former Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani handed over the country’s rule to his fourth son, Tamim. He is currently the youngest sovereign ruler and youngest monarch in the gulf cooperation council countries.
We have detailed the Forbes list of the top 10 richest kings in the world with details on their net worth and their major sources of income. Their investments show the extent of affluence one can attain through personal investments.