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Money and Wealth

King Maha Vajiralongkorn from Thailand is the Wealthiest Monarch, with a Net Worth of $43 Billion

At the helm of Thailand’s monarchy reigns King Maha Vajiralongkorn, securing the top spot as the world’s richest monarch with a staggering net worth of $43 billion.

For eight decades, the management of Thailand’s royal assets rested with the Crown Property Bureau until a pivotal shift occurred in 2016, transferring direct control to King Vajiralongkorn himself. This transition sparked controversy, particularly amidst a wave of student protests in 2018 questioning the allocation of the “excessive royal budget.”

King Vajiralongkorn’s educational journey led him to prestigious institutions, including Australia’s Royal Military College, Duntroon, and the University of New South Wales, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in liberal arts and law with honors, respectively.

Renowned as the “Football Prince” in his youth, King Vajiralongkorn’s athletic pursuits extended beyond the field, encompassing a passion for cycling, horseback riding, and various other sports.

His wealth manifests in a lavish collection of diamonds, gemstones, expansive land holdings spanning thousands of acres, and a fleet of luxurious vehicles, including aircraft, helicopters, cars, and a royal yacht adorned with gold embellishments.

With extensive land holdings across Thailand, including numerous government buildings, malls, and hotels, King Vajiralongkorn’s influence extends into the country’s economic landscape, with significant stakes in major corporations such as Siam Commercial Bank and Siam Cement Group.

Embodying extravagance and influence, King Maha Vajiralongkorn stands as an emblem of Thailand’s royal legacy, wielding immense wealth and power that reverberates across the nation’s socio-political landscape.


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