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Many of us may be curious to know how the royal family could be rolling in enough dough to afford the fancy gowns, the valuable jewels and the enormous properties. Actually, their combined wealth is estimated at around $88 billion. Check out the net worth of every Windsor, and the result may take you aback.
Believe it or not, the only people in Britain whose wealth can hold a candle to the Queen's are David Beckham and Victoria. On top of Her Majesty's own real estate holdings that are worth over $10 billion, her monstrous wealth comes from her pricey stamp and jewelry collection together with the generous government stipend for her role.
As heir to the throne, the Duke of Cornwall has an astounding net worth of $400 million. Though Prince Charles is not the owner of the Duchy of Cornwall, a private estate, he is the only beneficiary of the properties. Thus, the income from the real estate covers the expenses of the Prince of Wales and his family.
Though Prince Harry is sixth in line to the throne, his net worth doesn't even come close to that of William's children. Yet, he's as rich as his brother, with a $13 million inheritance that he received when he was 30 and an annual $450,000 profits from investments ever since the age of 21.
Meghan Markle, who was an actress before marrying the royal family, has a net worth amounting to $5 million. She made $50,000 per episode for her role on Suits. Now that she and Prince Harry have officially stepped down as royals, she needs to make her money on her own.
Being second in line to the throne, Prince William's net worth was always sure to be huge. Both he and his brother Prince Harry collected a huge chunk from their late mother Princess Diana when they turned 30. Besides that, he has also received investment dividends of $450,000 each year since his 21th birthday.
Even though Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was raised as a commoner, her wealth is far from common. In fact, Middleton's personal net worth is around $10 million, and is expected to increase, thanks to her family's pretty darn successful party supply business called Party Pieces.
Being royal kids means that they are born with a silver spoon in their mouths. Don't look down upon tots, as their impact on the nation could yet be astronomical. Prince George is one case in point. As third in line to the throne, the seven-year-old boy had the capacity to inspire a $3.6 billion in sales in the UK. Incredible, isn't it?
Princess Charlotte falls right in line for the throne, right after her older brother Prince George. But she's worth more, owing to the "Charlotte effect" she sparked. Whatever she wears sells out within 24 hours. If people continue to rave about her outfit choices, she will be worth even more. After all, who can resist the charm of this little adorable fashion icon?
Now even the new royal baby, Prince Louis, has offered up an estimated $70 million of worth to the British economy. The toddler's worth comes from souvenir sales. Though his net worth pales in comparison to his sister's and brother's, his wealth is likely to grow when he gets older.
Before Diana, the Princess of Wales, tragically passed away in 1997, she was very wealthy. Taking into account her family wealth, the $22.8 million lump sum she received after divorcing Charles and the allowance for her private office, her net worth reached $55 million. Since her death the massive fortune she left behind has gone to her two sons – Prince Harry and Prince William.
Having taken roles as a patron, president, and colonel of more than 130 organizations, charities, and military regiments, Prince Andrew has an impressive net worth of almost $82 million. In addition to that, the versatile veteran has also invested in some stocks and is the owner of the football team London Angels, a vodka brand, and a perfume.
Unlike other cousins in the royal family, Princess Eugenie isn't supported by the Sovereign Grant. Even so, she is massively wealthy due to the trust set up by her grandmother and an additional trust fund set up by her parents after their divorce. Princess Eugenie also has a full-time job as associate director of Hauser & Wirth, a London-based art gallery.
Much like her sister, Princess Beatrice gets her most money from the royal trust. Another part of her wealth can be credited to their father, Prince Andrew, who allows them to live for free. Being reluctant to rest on her cash, Beatrice has established herself as vice president at software company Afiniti.
There's only a slim chance that a 97-year-old is still able to rake in almost half a million each year. However, Prince Philip is one of the lucky dogs for sure. He gets paid simply for his title, Duke of Edinburgh, and his public duty is to give full support to his loving wife, the Queen.
As the Earl of Wessex and the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Edward sits on tons of cash. After getting his foot in the door of Royal Marines as an officer cadet, he decided to pursue his true passion, the world of theater. Now he works as a production assistant in the Really Useful Theatre Company and has added some TV production credits to his name.
Sophie Helen, the Countess of Wessex, has a similar net worth to her husband Prince Edward. However, before marrying into the royal family, she was a publicist. Now she has shifted gears to charity work and acts as a patron to numerous organizations. With a knack of organizing, she also assists the Queen with foreign royal affairs.
Princess Anne was the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth and at one point was ranked second in line to the throne after her mother's accession. Now she rests around 12th, with an estimated worth of $100 million. Her assets include a yearly stipend from the queen, a collection of jewelry valued at $7 million, a $15 million mansion and a trust fund set up by her grandfather.
Daughter of Princess Anne, Zara Tindall, is not only a British royal with an impressive wealth, but also a premier equestrian. She may not be that high-ranking, but her business endeavors – such as the clothing company Musto of which she is the sponsor, makes her wealthier than many royals.
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