Which are the richest and the poorest Royal families in Europe?
Richard 2015-01-17 08:17:36
Here are five wealthiest Royal families and other interesting facts.
Self-financed monarchs in heart of Europe
Liechtenstein's Royal family wealth is estimated at 6.4 billion euros.
Monarchs of Liechtenstein owns the world's largest private banks, family-run company, and they don't need taxpayers' money.
Head of the family is the patriarch Prince Hans Adam II. The main family income comes from the banking field, but also make money also due to land ownership.. They also have an impressive art collection.
The richest prince in Europe
Wealth of Monaco Royal family is estimated around 1.3 billion euros. They have a number of impressive real estate in France and Monaco, as well as parts of Monte Carlo resort.
Despite the fact that Prince Albert II governs one of the smallest countries in the world, his wealth is around 853 million euros, including movable property and real estate.
Monaco is really small kingdoms, and it's interesting that Prince Albert owns about a quarter of his country's land.
56-year-old prince also owns properties in France, antique cars and stamp collection. As a heir of it all one day is likely will be Albert II children - newly-born infant, Jacques and his twin sister Gabriela Maria Theresa. To share the wealth could also both Prince's «unlawful» children - Jasmine Grace Grimaldi and Alexander Koste.
Dinasty of Windsor in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and elsewhere
British Queen Elizabeth owns wealth, worth approximately 387 million euros, although these estimates tend to vary, as well as the state-owned royal palaces, where she lives in.
Taxpayers pay for the British Royal family around 38 to 47 million euros.
Perhaps every true english don't thinks about this money as as droped on the ground. In addition, the Royal family's image has improved significantly thanks to Prince William and his wife Duchess Catherine.
Petroleum Kings of the Netherlands
171 million euros great wealth of Dutch Royal family comes mostly from held shares in oil company "Shell" True, the Dutch royal family law does not require the presentation of their financial state, so in reality this figure could be much higher.
Dutch Royal family, which is not big, is considered one of the "most expensive" Royal dynasties - every year the royal family and representation expenses costs the Dutch tax payers around 41 million euros.
A large part of the costs are personal expenses and compensation for the financing of the King Willem Alexander and his wife Queen Maxim - around 7 million euros per year. Yet around 26 million euros a year is spent on official visits to a wide variety of the world.
There are four main royal palaces of Royal family, but the family still owns 4 other outstanding real estate, including a villa in Tuscany.
The richest in Scandinavia
Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf is the most richest of the Scandinavian monarchs. In his bank account is around 36 million euros.
There's large Royal palace in Stockholm, for 69-year-old King Carl XVI Gustaf and his family's needs. However, the king and his wife Queen Silvia for everyday life time prefer to live in significantly smaller Drottningholm Palace. Overall, the Swedish Royal Family, which also includes Crown Princess Victoria, her husband and two-year-old daughter, Estelle, can use 11 castles.
By contrast, one of Europe's poorest monarchs is Norwegian King Harald V, whose personal wealth is estimated at only around 10.5 million euros. But for Norway's king, his wife Mette Marita and Prince Hakone needs and representation expenses each year from taxpayers' money is being allocated about 16 million euros.
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