World's richest royal families and their huge wealth: Inside story

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Royal family (Representational Image)
Royal family (Representational Image)

New Delhi : The world is marked with royal families blessed with billions and trillions in their bank accounts. We have come up with list of regal houses and their estimated properties till date. Take a look-

Saudi Arabia's royal family: $1.7 trillion

The wealthiest royal family in the world resides in Saudi Arab. The family has unimaginable wealth of $1.7 trillion which is divided among the 15,000 family members.

Kuwait's royal family: $360 billion

The royal family in Kuwait is reported to have massive stakes in most of the major blue chip companies in the U.S. The Al-Sabah family is at the helm. The dynasty has ruled the Middle Eastern country since 1752 and the current emir is Sheikh Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. All in all, the family is said to number around 1,000 members.

Qatar's royal family: $335 billion

The royal family in Qatar has assets like London's Shard skyscraper, the UK capital's Olympic village and Harrods department store, stakes in New York's Empire State Building and famous firms like Volkswagen, Barclays and Tiffany & Co.

Abu Dhabi's royal family: $150 billion

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority manages $875 billion in assets, including Dubai's Burj Khalifa skyscraper, the world's tallest building. Head of the family Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been the emir of Abu Dhabi and president of the UAE since 2004.

Thailand's royal family: $60 billion

The royal family in Thailand include valuable real estate in central Bangkok, large stakes in several key Thai companies and shares in luxury hotel group Kempinski. 

Brunei's royal family: $30 billion

The extravagant royal family resides in the Istana Nurul Iman palace, which cost $1.4 billion to build back in 1984. He owns 7,000 supercars including 600 Rolls-Royces and 300 Ferraris, and several private jets, and once spent $21,000 on a haircut.

Morocco's royal family: $20 billion

The royal family in Morocco have to pay $200 million of taxpayers a year. The family spends several million dollars on staff alone, and almost $1 million a year on electricity and water bills for the royal palaces in Rabat.

Dubai's royal family: $19 billion

Rashid Al Maktoum controls investment vehicle Dubai Holdings. He made world-record $100 million on his first wedding in 1979, and donating billions to charity. The sheikh also owns luxury properties in Europe, as well as one of the world's largest yachts. 

Published : Thursday, October 04, 2018 18:14 [IST]
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