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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Stars Hold Diamond Jubilee Concert At Buckingham Palace

A host of stars have performed at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace in London.

Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Sir Elton John were among those to sing before The Queen, Prince Charles and other members of the Royal Family. The event was attended by 12,000 ticket holders, with thousands more spectators lining the length of The Mall. Sir Paul McCartney was the final act on a night that ended when the Queen lit a beacon to mark her 60-year reign.

Williams was the first star of the night, taking to the specially constructed stage around the Queen Victoria Memorial to sing his hit Let Me Entertain You. He was followed on stage by Black Eyed Peas member Will.i.am, his fellow The Voice judge Jessie J and chart-topping boy band JLS. Barlow then took to the stage himself to perform a surprise duet with Cheryl Cole. Next on the bill was Sir Cliff Richard, who performed a decade-straddling medley of hits and his 1968 Eurovision track Congratulations.


Stevie Wonder took the opportunity to wish the Queen a happy birthday during a set that included Isn’t She Lovely. Though the monarch was born on 21 April, her official birthday is traditionally celebrated at the beginning of June. Between the music acts, hosting duties were handled by Rob Brydon, Miranda Hart, Lenny Henry and Lee Mack.

At the end of the night, Prince Charles appeared on stage with his mother and thanked her for “making us proud to be British”: “As a nation, this is our opportunity to thank you and my father for always being there for us,” he said. The Duke of Edinburgh was unable to attend the concert after being taken to hospital earlier with a bladder infection.

Did you enjoy watching the Diamond Jubilee Concert? Which performance was your favorite?

Source: BBC News

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