8). Mohammed VI, King of Morocco – $2.1 Billion
Mohammed VI became the King of Morocco in 1999 after the death of his father. He inherited around 40 percent stake in SNI, a large, formerly state-owned Moroccan investment company. SNI has controlling stakes in Attijariwafa, the largest bank in Morocco; Managem Group, a mining company; Consumar, a sugar company; Centrale Laitiere, dairy firm; and other assets. Forbes estimated his net worth at $2.1 billion.
7) Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar – $2 Billion
Tamim bin Hamad is the youngest reigning monarch in the world. He became the Emir of Qatar after his father abdicated the throne in 2013. He heads the Qatar Investment Authority board of investors. The fund has invested billions in businesses in the UK. He holds large stakes in Sainsbury’s Barclay’s Bank and Harrods. His fund also owns a share of the Shard, Europe’s tallest building.