Many young (and not so young) girls grow up dreaming about what it would be like to be a Princess. It is a common fantasy fueled by Disney, Diana, and more recently, Kate Middleton. The following six real life princesses are among the world's richest royals. They have wealth, fame, and if enough relatives ahead of them die, they could be Queen in many cases. In the meantime, these princesses don their tiaras and pretty gowns and attend state functions, give to charity, and life high profile lives that royal watchers are fascinated with. The newborn daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, is fourth in line for the throne, but as she is just a handful of days old, we'll hold off on calculating the world's newest princess's net worth for now. Let's take a look at six of the richest princesses in the world.
#5. Princess Beatrice
Net Worth: $5 million
Princess Beatrice of York is the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. Beatrice was born in 1988 and she is the 6th and first female in line for the throne of England. She devotes her time to charity work with such organizations as Springboard for Children, Children in Crisis, and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
#4. (tie) Princess Madeleine
Net Worth: $10 million
Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland is the second daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. She was born in 1982 and is 4th in line to the throne of Sweden. Princess Madeleine is married to British-born American businessman Christopher O'Neill. The couple has a daughter Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland, and are currently expecting their second child, due in 2015.
#4. (tie) Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
Net Worth: $10 million
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland was born in 1977 and is first in line to the throne of Sweden and the heir apparent of her father King Carl XVI Gustaf. If she ascends to the throne as is very much expected, she will be Sweden's fourth queen regnant, which is a queen who rules in her own right, rather than as the wife of a King who ascended to the throne, and the first since 1720.
#3. Princess Anne
Net Worth: $30 million
Princess Anne is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Prince Charles is her brother. At the time of her birth in 1950, she was third in the line of succession, behind her mother and elder brother. She rose to second in line when her mother became Queen, but now, after the birth of two younger brothers, a slew of nieces and nephews, and Prince George and Princess Charlotte, she is currently 12th in line for the throne of England. Princess Anne is well known for her philanthropic work with more than 200 organizations and she participates in about 500 royal engagements and public appearances each year.
#2. Princess Stéphanie
Net Worth: $100 million
Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Countess of Polignac is the youngest child of actress Grace Kelly and Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. Born in 1965, she is a member of the House of Grimaldi by birth. In her younger days, she was known as a wild child very much enjoying the jet set lifestyle her title gave her. She has been married twice and has three children. She is currently 10th in line to the throne of Monaco.
#1. Princess Charlene
Net Worth: $150 million
Princess Charlene of Monaco is the richest Princess in the world, but to be fair, she married into royalty, she wasn't born into it. She is the wife of Albert II, Prince of Monaco. She was born in Zimbabwe in 1978 and her family relocated to South Africa in 1989. She is a former South African Olympic swimmer who represented her country at the 2000 Sydney games. She won three gold medals and one silver medal from the 1999 All-Africa Games in Johannesburg. She met Prince Albert at a swim meet in Monaco in 2000. She retired from competitive swimming in 2007.