9) Albert II Prince of Monaco – $1 billion
Prince Albert II is the ruler of the Principality of Monaco and Head of the House of Grimaldi. He is the son of Prince Rainier III and Hollywood darling Grace Kelly, succeeding his father in April 2005, although he had assisted in conducting Stare affairs since 1984. In June 2010 he announced his engagement to former South African Olympian Charlene Wittstock, marrying across two days between the 1st and 2nd July 2011. He inherited his enormous family fortune after his father’s death including real estate, art, antique and classic cars and a stake in the Monte Carlo casino.
8) Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Former Emir of Qatar – $2.4 billion
The current Sheikh of Qatar rose to the position following a coup to dispose of his father in 1995. He was Minister of Defense between 1977 and 1995 and has been considered a progressive leader since his ascension in 1995. Sheikh Hamad took the groundbreaking decision in June 2013 of announcing his 33-yeard old son, Sheikh Tamim, as his successor. This was incredibly unusual as leaders in the Middle East hold office until their death.
Top 15 Richest Royals in the World
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