|It’s no secret that the British royal family is worth millions. They’re the monarchy; their every move is monitored by the world / Photo by: Carfax2 via Wikimedia Commons|
It’s no secret that the British royal family is worth millions. They’re the monarchy; their every move is monitored by the world, and anyone who joins the family, while not under the tight obligations of kingdom alliances as before, is likely to accrue a sizeable amount of money in their lives.
But how much exactly do these royals have in their bank accounts? Here’s a list of their net worth for some perspective.
Individual Net Worth of Members of the British Royal Family
Net Worth: $520 million
Is it even a surprise to know that the richest of the royal family is Queen Elizabeth herself? According to women’s site Marie Claire, Her Majesty gets her half-a-billion net worth from a combination of money collected from her properties Balmoral Castle and Sandringham House. Additionally, she also takes “15 to 25% of the profits generated from Crown Estate properties.” She also generates a profit from other titles around and outside the Crown Estate, as well as reserved funds, not to mention her own valuable stamp and jewelry collections.
Net Worth: $400 million
Second to the queen is Prince Charles, who has a very tumultuous past with a financial firestorm with his mother. Reports business website Business Insider, Prince Charles was involved in quite the scandal after it was found out that some of the queen’s private money had been invested in an offshore account in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, money that was then used to fund BrightHouse, “a chain accused of irresponsible lending, and Threshers, which went bust owing £17.5 million (US$22.61 million) in UK tax."
|According to women’s site Marie Claire, Her Majesty gets her half-a-billion net worth from a combination of money collected from her properties Balmoral Castle and Sandringham House / Photo by: Government of Alberta via Flickr|
Net Worth: $75 million
While not in the hundred millions, Prince Andrew, Duke of York’s net worth is still a substantial amount. Marie Claire says in addition to his $75 million, he also receives a stipend from the queen costing $400,000. He was also in the Navy and served as an Aide-de-Camp to the Queen in 1984. Because of his time there, he also receives a pension for his days at the Navy.
Prince Harry and Prince William
Net Worth: around $25 million to $40 million
As sons of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the brothers are each worth around $25 million to $40 million. Prince Harry, who joined the Royal Air Force 10 years ago, may have retired in 2015 to focus on philanthropy, but he is still collecting a Royal Air Force income of $53,000 a year.
Prince William, on the other hand, received inheritances from his mother, which is “a lump sum of $14 million” when he and Harry turned 30. He also accepts $450,000 worth of dividends each year after turning 25.
Other Royals’ Net Worth
Grand Duke Henri, Luxembourg
Net Worth: $4 billion
Aside from the British royal family, there are also other high-earning royal families across the world. In this honorable mentions list, the first high-earning royal family is the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg. Technically, as reported by Business Insider, they don’t receive a salary but are “granted around $324,851 every year since 1948 to carry out functions.”
Prince Hans Adam II, Liechtenstein
Net Worth: $3.5 billion
After the Grand Ducal Family follows Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein, who has collected $3.5 billion so far on top of an untaxed token expense allowance worth $270,709. That second figure is not that big, and indeed, most of Prince Adam’s money actually comes from him owning a private bank called LGT Group. From there is where he has earned that $3.5 billion amount so far. He also collects some on investments through the Prince of Liechtenstein Foundation.
Prince Albert II, Monaco
Net Worth: $1 billion
As someone who owns a fourth of the land he reigns over, Prince Albert II of Monaco is worth a billion. He has also benefited from Monaco’s expenditure of $52,788,294 in 2015. With an insane amount of money such as that, what exactly do you do?
According to the Business Insider, the prince has already used his money to purchase a part of Philadelphia, where his mother Grace Kelly resided. He paid $754,000 for that piece of land in 2016. He also apparently has an antique car collection, has shares in the Societe des Bains de Mer in Monte Carlo, and a pricey stamp collection.
|As someone who owns a fourth of the land he reigns over, Prince Albert II of Monaco is worth a billion. He has also benefited from Monaco’s expenditure of $52,788,294 in 2015 / Photo by: Michał Koziczyński via Wikimedia Commons|
Queen Beatrix, Netherlands
Net Worth: $200 million
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is a little different from the rest of the royals in this list, especially since she has already abdicated the throne back in 2013. Even then, she remains one of the most prominent figures in the Dutch royalty. Alongside her, the King of the Netherlands is also given a budget of $47 million, which he spends on official visits and overseas tours. He also makes bank from his stake in Shell Oil and other investments in real estate.
As it has been said, there are three ways for a person to become wealthy: marry it, work for it, be born into it. It seems these members of royal families got the easiest path.