It is difficult to distinguish between the personal and Crown wealth of several ruling monarchs upon this list, particularly in countries ruled by an absolute monarch that do not have a need or practicality to separate the two. Many constitutional monarchies require a distinction between a monarch’s personal finances from the monarch’s state finances as a matter of law, thus several royals upon this list may have figures that underestimate their total financial standing because the wealth of their Crown is excluded. An example would be Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, whose personal wealth was estimated in 2007 to be about US$600 million, while her Crown property (that is, Crown Property in right of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) as was estimated at about US$10 billion.

Vladimir Putin meeting King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Name Title Net Worth Country
Hosni Mubarak President of Egypt $70 billion  Egypt
Bhumibol Adulyadej King of Thailand $30 billion  Thailand
Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud King of Saudi Arabia $21 billion  Saudi Arabia
Hassanal Bolkiah Sultan of Brunei $20 billion  Brunei
Sonia Gandhi President of the Indian National Congress $18.66 billion  India
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the United Arab Emirates $18 billion  United Arab Emirates
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates $12 billion  United Arab Emirates
Silvio Berlusconi Prime Minister of Italy $6.5 billion  Italy
Hans-Adam II Prince of Liechtenstein $3.5 billion  Liechtenstein
Sebastián Piñera President of Chile $2.2 billion  Chile
Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Emir of Qatar $2 billion  Qatar
Saad Hariri Prime Minister of Lebanon $1.9 billion  Lebanon
Asif Ali Zardari President of Pakistan $1.8 billion – $4 billion  Pakistan
Albert II Prince of Monaco $1 billion  Monaco
Qaboos bin Said al Said Sultan of Oman $700 million  Oman
Elizabeth II Queen of each of the
Commonwealth realms
£450 million Commonwealth realms
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Emir of Kuwait $400 million  Kuwait
Beatrix I Queen of the Netherlands $200 million  Netherlands
Mswati III King of Swaziland $100 million  Swaziland
Carl XVI Gustaf King of Sweden $42 million  Sweden
David Cameron Prime Minister of United Kingdom £30 million  United Kingdom
John Key Prime Minister of New Zealand $37 million  New Zealand
Lee Myung-bak President of South Korea $23.6 million  South Korea
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner President of Argentina $12.92 million  Argentina
Barack Obama President of the United States $10.1 million  United States
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Prime Minister of Turkey $1.8 million  Turkey
Felipe Calderón President of Mexico $670,000  Mexico
Dilma Rousseff President of Brazil $640,000  Brazil
Vladimir Putin Prime Minister of Russia $40 billion  Russia