The 10 Richest Royal Families In Europe

By on September 25, 2018 in ArticlesEntertainment

It is easy and convenient to assume that Queen Elizabeth II is the richest royal in the world. She certainly is one of them, with a $600 million net worth, but that's only good enough to make her the fourth-richest royal in Europe. However, Queen Elizabeth can console herself with the fact that she and her family are the most recognizable royals in the world. Of the 10 royal family members on this list, the poorest, King Philippe of Belgium, has a $13 million fortune. The wealthiest, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, has a $4 billion fortune.

#10. King Philippe, Belgium

Net worth: $13 million

Fun fact: Belgium's Civil List covers all expenses for King Philippe, which were roughly $13.8 million in 2013.

#9. King Felipe VI, Spain

Net worth: $20 million

Fun Fact: In 2015, the King of Spain slashed his salary by 20% to $267,447. His family's royal life includes eight palaces, five country residences, and 10 monasteries and convents and costs Spain $8.9 million a year.

#8. King Harald V, Norway

Net worth: $30 million

Fun Fact: King Harald V is not required to pay taxes on his wealth. His lifestyle reportedly costs Norway $72 million a year.

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#7. Queen Margrethe II, Denmark

Net worth: $40 million

Fun Fact: Queen Margrethe II has been the monarch of Denmark since 1972.

# 6. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Sweden

Net worth: $70 million

Fun Fact: King Carl XVI Gustaf was paid $7.6 million for his official duties in 2015.

# 5. Queen Beatrix, Netherlands

Net worth: $200 million

Fun Fact: She abdicated the throne in 2013. The current King of Netherlands is King Willem-Alexander.

# 4. Queen Elizabeth II, England

Net worth: $600 million

Fun Fact: The British royal family's fortune is made up of art, investments, trusts, and property. Most of it comes from The Crown Estate which includes Buckingham Palace and the crown jewels.

#3. Prince Albert II, Monaco

Net worth: $1 billion

Fun Fact: Prince Albert II reportedly personally owns a fourth of the land over which he reigns.

#2. Prince Hans Adam II, Liechtenstein

Net worth: $3.5 billion

Fun Fact: Prince Hans Adam II receives an untaxed expense allowance in the amount of nearly $271,000. The enormous net worth of the House of Lichtenstein comes from its privately owned bank, LGT Group and investments.

# 1. Grand Duke Henri, Luxembourg

Net worth: $4 billion

Fun Fact: The Grand Ducal Family does not receive a salary, but they do get about $325,000 every year since 1948 to carry out royal functions.

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She has written for Los Angeles Magazine, Your Tango, Thinknum Media, and various airline magazines. Follow her on Facebook. Amy's favorite self-made billionaire is Sara Blakely.
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