Financial Worth Of The British Royal Family

The top members of the British royal family are worth more than $1 billion, with Queen Elizabeth II topping the list at $510 million, according to a recent .

That tops soccer star David Beckham’s net worth, reported to be $260 million. And is more than the value of the reigning soccer champions of England, Manchester City Football Club,  reportedly worth $443 million.

In honor of the queen’s Diamond Jubilee, financial firm Wealth-X calculated the net worth of the top members of the British royal line of succession. The figure does not include the Crown Jewels or the Royal Collection of art.


Prince Charles, the monarch’s son and first in line to the throne, had the second-highest net worth of the family. His worth is estimated at $210 million, according to Wealth-X. Prince Andrew, who is Charles’ brother and was once married to Sarah Ferguson, is worth $75 million, according to the study. Princes William and Harry, sons of Charles and the late Princess Diana, are worth $19 million and $16 million, respectively.

Business Insider reported that Mykolas D. Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X, said, “The fact that the combined wealth of the top 14 members only reached $1 billion reflects what has been suspected for some time: that new wealth is overtaking old wealth in Britain.”

New wealth overtaking old wealth in Britain — do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing? Share your opinions with us!

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Mark Zuckerberg Vacations in Facebook-less Vietnam

Mark Zuckerberg may be welcome in Vietnam, even if his brainchild Facebook is not. The Facebook founder is vacationing in the communist country that blocks its citizen from using his social networking site.

According to The Associated Press, Zuckerberg, his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan and a group of friends arrived in Vietnam Dec. 22. They spent Christmas Eve in popular tourist spot Ha Long Bay and Christmas Day at an ecolodge in the northern mountain town of Sapa, where Zuckerberg rode a buffalo.

The pair have been dating since Zuckerberg’s sophomore year at Harvard, where they met at a Friday night party for Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi. Chan, a Chinese-American from the Boston suburbs. struck up a conversation with Zuckerberg while waiting in line for the bathroom.

While the couple seem to be enjoying their vacation, it’s likely, given Zuckerberg’s insatiable work ethic, that he’s finding some time for business, namely expanding Facebook to Vietnam, where social media is growing. Though Facebook is blocked by the government’s censors, locals can still access the site with relative ease, but it seems they would rather choose local offering Zing Me.

Zuckerberg, whose net worth is measured in the billions, doesn’t need the money. Rather he seems motivated by his obsession to bring Facebook to one billion users worldwide.

 

Source: Yahoo! News

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