Guinness Book of Records: Thai King Richest Monarch in the World

January 17, 2013


The Guinness Book of Records (2013) has named King Bhumibol of Thailand as the world’s wealthiest monarch. This is what they say:

Richest monarch According to Forbes, as of July 2011, the wealthiest monarch is Thailand’s King, Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty. Although his wealth declined by some $5 billion in the year following the global financial crisis of 2008, he is still managing to get by, with an estimated fortune exceeding $30 billion, much of which stems from investment in Thai businesses.

The Thai King also holds a record for the longest reigning monarch at 65 years. This is followed by Queen Elizabeth at 60 years.

Source: @zenjournalist

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