Royal families all over the world are among the wealthiest groups of people in this planet, thanks to centuries of wealth accumulation that includes prime properties and art collection, as well as access to the best financial advisors. The British royals, in particular, are some of the most highly recognizable royal family members as even their tiniest moves are well covered by the Western media.

The Wealthiest Members Of British Royalty

With all their grand palaces and mansions, as well as glittery crowns and jewelry, one cannot help but wonder just how wealthy these royals are today. According to an estimate by Forbes, the wealth of the British monarchy, headed by Queen Elizabeth II, is worth around $88 billion as of 2017. This estimate includes not only all of the royalty’s concrete assets but also the value impact of the monarchy’s brand, as well as other less tangible aspects.

Individually, the personal net worth of the various royal family members varies greatly. Queen Elizabeth leads the pack as expected and is estimated to have a net worth of at least $520 million, according to Money. Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, comes second with a net worth estimated at around $400 million. Meanwhile, his sons Prince William and Prince Harry come next, and both are valued to be around $40 million.

How They Compare With Other Royal Families Around The World

While the $88-billion worth of the British royal family is indeed mind-boggling, it still pales in comparison to the massive fortunes of the world’s wealthiest royal families. Topping the list is Saudi Arabia’s House of Saud, which is estimated to be worth around $1.4 trillion dollars, according to CNBC.

Meanwhile, the Kuwait royal family comes at a distant second with a total wealth valued at $360 billion, according to BusinessReport. A large portion of the family’s wealth is held in stocks and shares of US blue-chip companies.

The third richest royal family is also from the Middle East. The wealth of the Qatar royal family is valued at around $335 billion. This investment savvy family maintains an international portfolio of assets, which includes a stake in the iconic Empire State building in New York City, the Shard skyscraper in London and stakes in various companies such as Barclays and Tiffany & Co and Volkswagen.