Thailand's King Bhumibol holds the top spot on top important lists. Not only is Bhumibol the longest-reigning monarch alive today, but he is also the wealthiest. According to Forbes, Bhumibol's fortune is estimated to be worth upwards of US$30 billion, much of that built through investments in native Thai businesses like Siam Cement and Siam Commercial Bank.
Although King Bhumibol has relatively little power as a constitutional monarch, he has intervened in Thai politics many times to help resolve crises and stories of his poor health have led to sell-offs on the Thai Stock Exchange.
There is no doubt today that monarchs and monarchies are an anachronism that few people wish to revitalise. Nevertheless, a significant portion of the world's oil is still under the control of monarchs and even many purely ceremonial rulers hold large fortunes. While monarchies are likely to continue to fade into the dustbins of history, perhaps a few more will choose the path taken by the monarch of Thailand and at least attempt to reinvest their wealth into the industries of their own countries.
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