8. Prince Albert II – $1 billion
Prince Albert II of Monaco is one lucky fellow.
The reigning monarch of Monaco didn’t have to steal his way into becoming a billionaire like his fellow rulers from Africa. He inherited all from his father, Prince Rainier III.
Prince Albert’s impressive fortune includes holdings in the “Société des Bains de Mer” de Monaco, the company that overseas Monaco’s casino industry. Given the impressive number of rich folks that spend time and money in the principality of southern France, we don’t see his bank accounts running dry anytime soon.
Isn’t it odd to see the ruler of one of the smallest independent countries rank richer than the Queen Elizabeth II?