Did you know that the Thai king, who has been criticised for remaining in Germany while the coronavirus pandemic grips his nation and its subjects, is the richest royal in the world? With an estimated net worth of US$43 billion, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn , officially known as King Rama X, has more wealth at his fingertips than any other monarch on the planet. Despite the fact insulting the monarchy is illegal in Thailand, King Vajiralongkorn, 67, has been subject to widespread online scrutiny at home since it emerged he was staying in his second residence in Europe while the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds. The Thai king is by far the world's richest leader. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, of Brunei, comes in a distant second with a total wealth valued at US$28 billion. 5 things to know about Thailand’s disgraced ex-princess The third richest royal is from the Middle East. The wealth of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, from Saudi Arabia, is valued at around US$18 billion, followed by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (US$15 billion), King Mohammed VI, from Morocco (US$8.2 billion); and Prince Hans-Adam II, of Liechtenstein (US$7.2 billion). Which royals have the most followers on their social media accounts? King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Thailand: US$43 billion Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei: US$28 billion King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, Saudi Arabia: US$18 billion Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, UAE: US$15 billion King Mohammed VI, Morocco: US$8.2 billion Prince Hans-Adam II, Liechtenstein: US$7.2 billion Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Dubai, UAE: US$4 billion Grand Duke Henri, Luxembourg: US$4 billion Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar: US$2.1 billion Prince Albert, Monaco: US$1 billion Queen Elizabeth II, UK: US$520 million Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, UK: US$420 million King Carl XVI Gustaf, Sweden: US$70 million Queen Margrethe II, Denmark: US$40 million Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, UK: US$40 million Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, UK: US$40 million King Harald V, Norway: US$30 million Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, UK: US$30 million King Felipe VI, Spain: US$20 million Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, UK: US$10 million Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, UK: US$5 million Meet Monaco’s richest citizen – whose husband is Grace Kelly’s grandson Are the British royals the richest royals in the world? When you think of royalty, you think of the British royal family – but in reality their wealth actually pales in comparison to some of the other royals around the world. Believe it or not, Queen Elizabeth II is worth US$520 million. Prince Charles is worth US$400 million. Meanwhile, his sons Prince William and Prince Harry come next, and both are valued around US$40 million. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge – is calculated at US$10 million. Live like royalty at Prince Charles’ bed and breakfast in Scotland Queen Elizabeth II: US$520 million Prince Charles: US$420 million Prince William: US$40 million Prince Harry: US$40 million Prince Philip: US$30 million Kate Middleton: US$10 million Meghan Markle: US$5 million Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter. This article originally appeared on CEOWorld Magazine .