Top Five Richest And Powerful Royal Families In The World
This is the list of the top five most richest and powerful families in the world.
5. The British Royal Family
The British Royal Family comprises King Charles III and his close relations. There is no strict legal or formal definition of who is or is not a member, although the Royal Household has issued different lists outlining who is a part of the royal family.
They support the monarch in undertaking public engagements and often pursue charitable work and interests. The family are regarded as British cultural icons.
The monarch’s children and grandchildren (if they are children of the monarch’s sons), and the children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales are automatically entitled to be known as prince or princess with the style His or Her Royal Highness.
Senior members of the royal family, who represent the monarch, draw their income from public funds known as the sovereign grant. The sovereign grant is an annual payment of the British government to the monarch. It comes from the revenues of the Crown.
The British Royal Family is worth estimated $88 billion.
4. The Royal Family of Abu Dhabi
The Nahyan (branch of the House of Al Falahi) are the ruling family of Abu Dhabi. The Maktoum (branch of the House of Al Falasi) are the ruling family of Dubai. The Al Qasimi (also spelled Al Qassimi) families rules two of the seven emirates: Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan GCMG. Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, born 11 March 1961), colloquially known by his initials as MBZ, is the third president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the ruler of Abu Dhabi.
The royal family of Abu Dhabi is worth estimated of $150 billion.
3. The Royal Family of Qatar
The Al Thanis can be traced back to Mudar bin Nizar, who settled at Gebrin oasis in southern Najd (present-day Saudi Arabia) before he moved to Qatar. Around the 17th century, the tribe lived in Ushayqir, a settlement north-east of Riyadh.
They settled in Qatar around the 1720s. Their first settlement in Qatar was in the southern town of Sikak, and from there they moved north-west to Zubarah an Al Ruwais. They settled in Doha in the 19th century under their leader Mohammed bin Thani. The group was named after the father of Mohammad, Thani bin Mohammad.
The royal family of Qatar is estimated to be $335 billion.
2. The Royal Family of Kuwait
The Al Sabah family originate from the Bani Utbah confederation. Prior to settling in Kuwait, the Al Sabah family were expelled from Umm Qasr in southern Iraq by the Ottomans due to their predatory habits of preying on caravans in Basra and trading ships in Shatt al-Arab.
According to one oral tration, the Al Sabah family settled across various regions regions in southern Iran and Iraq, until they finally settled in what is now Kuwait around the early 1700s.
The family is estimated is worth $360 billion.
1.The Royal Family of Saudi Arabia
Succession has been from brother to brother since the death of the founder of modern Saudi Arabia. Abdulaziz was succeeded by his son Saud who was succeeded by his half-brother Faisal. Faisal was succeeded by his brother Khalid who, in turn , was succeeded by his half-brother Fahd, and many others.
AS of 202, the combined net worth of the entire royal family has been estimated at around $100 billion, which makes them the richest royal family among all monarchs, as well as one of the wealthiest families in the world. While some estimates of the Royal Family’s wealth put the figure as high as $1.4 trillion, which includes holdings in Saudi Aramco.