Extravagant Life of The World’s Richest Monarchs
Extravagant life of the world’s richest monarchs.Collection of 5,000 cars or castle with 1,800 rooms.When talking about monarchs and royal houses, we think automatically jewelry, castles and, in general, very large fortunes. And like this is. But no crowned girls did not escape the economic crisis, so, according to Forbes wealth of the richest monarchs in the world fell in 2010 with 9% from a year earlier. This mean, in money, lost nearly $ 10 billion. And yet, everything stayed rich.In a top of the richest monarchs in the world, conducted by Business Insider, the first position to keep the kings of Arab countries, except the first, although their fortunes have declined because of the crisis.
1. Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand – 30 billion dollars
In addition to being the richest monarch in the world Adulyadej is the second longest, keeping it in power since 1946.His fortune fell 35 billion, as was in 2008, mainly because of declining stock markets and real estate market.Owns over 14 square miles of land around Bangkok’s and three aircraft from a Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A319 one. Has also two custom-made sedans.Adulyadej also has the largest polished diamond in the world, 545 carats, which was given by Henry Ho at the 50th anniversary of the coronation.
2. Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei – 20 billion dollars
Much of his wealth comes from selling oil and gas.The palace in which he lives has 1788 rooms and 257 bathrooms and is the second largest palace in the world after the Forbidden City in Beijing. The ballroom can fit over 5,000 people.The garage can fit 110 of the 5,000 cars that it owns Sultan. The 200 horses for polo parties are in a stable air-conditioning.Among the cars they own include 350 Rolls-Royce’s, eight McLaren’s F1, six Dauer 962 LMS, safe Mercedes CLK-GTR to right hand drive, a Lamborghini Diablo Jota, two Jaguar XJR-15 and several models Ferrari .
3. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAE leader – 15 billion dollars
Much of the wealth comes from investments Sheikh of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. The world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, built in honor of Sheikh, received its name, given that it invests in architectural and commercial complex in Dubai.Currently, it builds a building with seven floors in the island that holds archipelago of Seychelles, on a mountaintop.
4. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister, Sheikh Dubai – 4.5 billion dollars
The monarch has been hit by the crisis, his fortune dropping to 7.5%, as was last year. In the previous year, it lost $ 6 billion.It is a horse racing enthusiast and spends huge sums on horses. Recently spent several hundred million dollars on the largest race track in Australia.It is also passionate about boats. King of Dubai owns the second largest yacht in the world after the Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich’s who and achizitioant last year.After learning that .Abramovich has bought a bigger yacht as his, Sheikh has ordered manufacturers to lengthen and it’s a few meters.
5. Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein – 3.5 billion dollars
Prince of Lichtenstein, who was in power since 1989, is the richest monarch in Europe. It is a passionate art collector and spends millions of dollars on parts cancel collection.In 2004, the royal family spent about 28 million dollars for renovation of the Palace of Vienna, the Prince has exhibited art collection.Collection, the second largest private collection in the world, consists of 1,600 paintings and sculpture, including Hals, Raphael, Rembrandt and Van Dyck.Residence Vaduz Castle is a royal family, situated on top of a hill, built in the 12th century and extended several times the lugul years.