Just How Rich Are the World's Royals?

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Royal families have accumulated wealth for centuries. In addition to influence, power, and control, they've gathered real estate, cash, jewels, businesses, natural resources and enormous income flows.

Here's a ranking of the wealthiest monarchies in the world and their richest individual monarchs — from the poorest (so poor!) to the richest. There are a lot more royal families than you might realize, and the wealthiest are not the ones you hear about every day. Some of these individual monarchs are wealthier than other entire royal families!