According to “Business Insider”, the fortune of Rama X greatly exceeds that of the sultan of Brunei, which culminates, however, to $ 20 billion.
Each year, Business Insider reveals the ranking of the ten royal families, the richest in the world. If the fortune of the prince Albert II of Monaco arrives in tenth position, with a billion dollars of sovereign wealth accumulate, alone, over ten billion. This is the case of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyane, the emir of Abu Dhabi and the president of the united arab Emirates, with a fortune estimated at $ 15 billion. Are also concerned Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, king of Saudi Arabia, with a wealth totalled $ 18 billion, as well as Hassanal Bolkiah, sultan of Brunei, who has 20 billion dollars.
Sums that seem almost paltry compared to the wealth of Maha Vajiralongkorn, the king of Thailand. The siena has reached 30 billion dollars. Him “and his family have earned their money with the investments derived from the Crown Property Bureau, a public agency that manages the properties of the crown of the kingdom of Thailand”, reports Business Insider. The site also evokes the Golden Jubilee 545 carats, “the largest diamond is cut and faceted in the world”, who would be in possession of Rama X.
“Confusion of genres between portfolio and private finances of the State”
In an article published in 2016, The Worldlooked closely at this “enormous fortune handled in the utmost opacity”. According to our confreres, the Crown Property Bureau (CPB) – control of assets amounting to € 32 billion, or 48 billion euros, according to two separate sources. “These two figures are undoubtedly approximate, but they reflect a truth that is taboo : in 2008, the magazine Forbes, was proclaimed king Rama IX – the predecessor of the present king, ed. – richest ruler of the planet, writes the journalist. The CPB had reacted strongly to this assertion, stating that it was of public finances and not a personal fortune“. Nevertheless, The World evokes a “confusion of genres between portfolio and private finances of the State had been brought to light in 2011”. A case to follow ?