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IN PICS: Richest royals in the world

IN PICS: Richest royals in the world
10: Sultan Qaboos bin Said\n

Oman\n

Net worth: $1.1 billion\n

Assumed the throne in 1970 after overthrowing his father, who had kept the prince under house arrest for six years. His fortune is up this year, thanks to an oil surplus. The divorced sultan has donated millions to restore Oman's mosques. (Getty Images)
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9: Prince Albert II\n

Monaco\n

Net worth: $1.4 billion\n

Took over 700-year Grimaldi-family reign of Monaco in 2005. Inherited a fortune that includes real estate, art, antique cars, stamps and a stake in Monte Carlo's casino. An environmentalist, Prince Albert drives a hybrid car and has pushed for CO2 reduction. (Getty Images)
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8: King Mohammed VI\n

Morocco\n

Net worth: $1.5 billion\n

Ascended to the throne in 1999. Wealth derives from phosphate mining, agriculture and stake in Morocco's largest public company ONA. Morocco's economic growth has slowed to two percent in the face of a serious drought, putting a serious dent in the royal fortune. (Getty Images)
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7: Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani\n

Qatar\n

Net worth: $2 billion\n

Became ruler after deposing his father in a bloodless coup in 1995. Sheikh Hamad spearheaded the development of Qatar's vast oil and natural gas reserves. A graduate of Britain's Sandhurst Military Academy, Sheikh Hamad also oversaw the modernisation of Qatar's armed forces. (Getty Images)
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6: Prince Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein\n

Liechtenstein\n

Net worth: $5 billion\n

Heads the tiny Alpine principality. His family's bank, LGT, its most valuable asset, is the focus of a tax scandal. Other holdings include an estimated 20,000 hectares of land in Austria, several 17th-century palaces in central Vienna, and a 400-year-old art collection. (Getty Images)
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5: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum \n

Dubai\n

Net worth: $18 billion\n

Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed is a majority shareholder of Dubai Holding, a conglomerate with stakes in HSBC Holdings and Sony, as well as real estate holdings, including New York's Essex House Hotel. A formidable figure in horse racing, he owns a 3,800-acre farm in Kentucky and bought Australia's Ingham stud farm for reported $460 million. (Getty Images)
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4: Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah\n

Brunei\n

Net worth: $20 billion\n

Crowned 40 years ago after his father's voluntary abdication, the 29th sultan of Brunei is heir to an unbroken 600-year-old Muslim dynasty. The sultan's wealth is based on oil and gas reserves. (Getty Images)
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3: King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz\n

Saudi Arabia\n

Net worth: $21 billion\n

Ascended to the throne in August 2005. Saudi Arabia is now earning approximately $1 billion a day from oil exports, helping boost the royal family's fortune. (Getty Images)
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2: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan\n

United Arab Emirates\n

Net worth: $23 billion\n

President of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi. UAE is home to one-tenth of world's oil reserves while his real estate is also becoming more valuable, as property values rose 100 percent from 2005 to 2007. (Getty Images)
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1. King Bhumibol Adulyade \n

Thailand\n

Net worth: $35 billion\n

The world's longest-reigning monarch owns the Crown Property Bureau, which includes 3,493 acres in Bangkok. He also owns stakes in the publicly listed Siam Cement and Siam Commercial Bank.