Last week we saw which Royal and Noble families commanded the largest resources of cash, property and commodities in the world. This week we will meet the top 5 wealthiest single individuals in their own right. Thus, to put it bluntly, even if they lost all their titles they would still be as rich as they are.
5: His Lordship Baron Philip, 13th Baron D' Rothchild.
The Baron and Baroness D'Rothchild
The Baron D'Rothchild owns and manages the world's largest and most influencial banking firm. His family began the firm more than 200 years ago and have accumulated a personal fortune in excess of $39000000000. The wealth is invested primarily in the banking business, property and commodity trading.
4: Her Majesty Queen Gloria I of Normandia.
Queen Gloria inherited a throne but regardless of that is the inherited owner of Van der Bilt International Enterprises. The Van der Bilt holding are mainly in news media, entertainment media, rail transport and steel construction and engineering. The total value of the Van der Bilt company, based on the annual turnover of the last five years is estimated at $48000000000. Queen Gloria has turned the full force of her Americanian based conglomerate to bolstering the growing economy of her newly adopted Kingdom of Normandia.
3: Lady Ester Mormaer, the Lady Arcwhite.
Lady Archwite is a force to be reckoned with. She has turned her nation around from a dissipating almost medieval society of superstitious traditions into a world power. She used her position as Head of State quite controversially to secure many lucrative business opportunities. Some would argue the ethics but she has sown it all back into her country albeit that she has become the 3rd wealthiest person on our list for her efforts. Lady Arcwhite started the company ARC International in the year 2000. It now owns among others the MINE Magazine and several movie production companies. The company was also the first independent computer hardware company in Europa. ARC also owns the entire fishing and whaling industries within Arcwhite waters and is the largest trader in fish and whale products world wide. Her latest aquisition is a 100 year contract with the nation of Perlistan to harvest their pearl rich coast. ARC International is legally the private property of Lady Arcwhite and is valued at an estimated $51000000000
2: His Royal Highness the Duke of Swann.
The Duke of Swan pretty much owns more than half of his country, almost a quarter of the world's art treasures and a jewellery collection to rival the Imperial collection. As such a powerful landlord he owns numerous leases to vast tracks of farmland, industrial properties, commercial shops, holiday destinations etc. Oil rich field off the coast of Swann are worked by his SwannOil company. There is a rumour that the Duke of Swann has an underground vault that literally backs all the cash in his Principality with his privately owned gold bullion. For security we suppose it will remain a rumour but if true explains why his country is the most financially stable in the world. The Duke of Swann's private fortune is estimated in the region of $750000000000
1: His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Imperial of the United Empire of Scot-Britania, Prince Christian-Victor.
Due to the wisdom of his mother Empress Crystobel and that of his aunt Princess Augusta, Prince Christian-Victor can safely be named the wealthiest Royal in the world. The Bloody Revolution of 1996 was meant to murder the young Prince much less leave him with a cent to his name. However, sensing the animosity much of the family jewels were sent abroad weeks in advance of the revolution. It had also been an inherited policy of both the Kingdoms the Prince descended from, to invest broadly in overseas companies and foreign properties. When the revolution struck, all that remained was to survive and escape. The Crown Prince Imperial's wealth is not kept in a company but in his private capacity only and is invested in property, art, jewellery and gold bullion. He stands to inherit his Aunt's international jewellery and art dealership firm as well. His private fortune cannot be completely counted as much of it is kept from public scrutiny and seeing as he isn't a Head of State is under no obligation to disclose any of it except in private for tax purposes in the many countries he keeps it in. The total amount however is speculated to exceed at least $80000000000