Meet the 10 richest billionaire royals in the world right now

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prince albert II family net worthPascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesPrince Albert II of Monaco may have one of the highest royal family net worths in Europe, but it ranks much lower compared to royal family net worths across the globe.

  • Royal families are known for having a high net worth.
  • The net worth of some European ruling royals - such as Queen Elizabeth II and the British royal family - pales in comparison to the net worth of other ruling royals across the globe.
  • Meet the top ten richest ruling royals in the world, ranked by their billion dollar net worths.

If you think the net worth of Europe's royal families is high, think again.

Where some European royals have the highest net worth among the continent's royal families, such as Prince Albert II of Monaco, they rank much lower compared to other royal families around the globe.

Worldwide, Queen Elizabeth II and the British royal family's $500 million-plus net worth doesn't even make the cut for the top 10 richest royals.

Below, see just how much the world's richest ruling royals are worth (net worth estimations may fluctuate).

Hint: they're all billionaires.

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10. Prince Albert II, Monaco

10. Prince Albert II, Monaco

Net worth: $1 billion

Prince Albert II of Monaco's net worth reportedly comprises a fourth of the land he reigns over; the Philadelphia-area home of his mother, Grace Kelly, which he purchased in 2016 for an estimated $754,000; an antique car collection; shares in a Monte Carlo resort; and a pricey stamp collection.

9. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar

9. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar

Net worth: $1.2 billion

Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani took over the throne of Qatar after his father, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, stepped down in 2013.

The former emir's estimated net worth of $2.4 billion comes from Qatar Investment Authority, which manages the country's oil and gas reserves.

8. Grand Duke Henri, Luxembourg

8. Grand Duke Henri, Luxembourg

Net worth: $4 billion

The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg doesn't receive a salary, but has been granted around $324,851 every year since 1948 to carry out functions. Not that they need it, since their net worth is in the billions.

7. Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Dubai, UAE

7. Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Dubai, UAE

Net worth: $4.5 billion

Vice President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Emir Sheikh of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, has spent some of his wealth on charitable donations, such as $10 billion to create the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, which focuses on helping future generations develop sustainable solutions.

6. Prince Hans Adam II, Liechtenstein

6. Prince Hans Adam II, Liechtenstein

Net worth: $5 billion

The Princely House of Liechtenstein's fortune is largely due to its privately owned bank, LGT Group, and investments made through the Prince of Liechtenstein Foundation, which oversees real estate, forest, and winery assets.

5. King Mohammed VI, Morocco

5. King Mohammed VI, Morocco

Net worth: $5.7 billion

King Mohammed VI's wealth largely comes from his family's ownership of SNI, a private holding company that invests in other African countries and operates in banking, telecommunication, and renewable energy.

4. Emir Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, UAE

4. Emir Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Net worth: $15 billion

The President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan has amassed a fortune as chairman of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which manages the UAE's excess oil reserves.

3. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia

3. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia

Net worth: $17 billion

The source of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's wealth comes from his family's ownership of a media group, including pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat and Al Eqtisadiah.

2. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei

2. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei

Net worth: $20 billion

The Sultan of Brunei profits well from the oil and gas industry — he lives in the world's largest palace, which costs more than $350 million, and reportedly owns more than 600 Rolls-Royce cars.

1. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Thailand

1. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Thailand

Net worth: $30 billion

King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his family made their money off of investments derived from the Bureau of the Crown Property, which manages the property of the crown of the Kingdom of Thailand.

He owns the 545-carat Golden Jubilee Diamond, the world's largest cut and faceted diamond.

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