Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as King Rama X, is counted among the world’s wealthiest individuals. His vast fortune includes an extensive collection of diamonds and gems, along with thousands of acres of land, a fleet of luxurious cars, and various opulent possessions. According to the Financial Times, the estimated wealth of Thailand’s royal family surpasses USD 40 billion, equivalent to 3.2 lakh crore in Indian currency.
Among his notable assets, King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s most substantial holdings lie in the form of vast properties scattered across Thailand. His ownership encompasses 6,560 hectares (16,210 acres) of land, boasting 40,000 rental contracts nationwide, with 17,000 of those located in the capital city of Bangkok. These lands house numerous government buildings, malls, and hotels. Reports indicate that the Thai King also holds a 23 per cent stake in Thailand’s second-largest bank, Siam Commercial Bank, and a 33.3 per cent stake in the country’s largest industrial conglomerate, Siam Cement Group.
Adorning the King’s crown is the extraordinary 545.67-carat brown Golden Jubilee diamond, heralded as the world’s largest and most valuable diamond. According to the Diamond Authority, its value is estimated to reach up to Rs 98 crore in Indian currency.
Financial Times further reveals that the Thai King possesses an impressive fleet of 38 aircraft, which includes 21 helicopters and various aircraft from notable manufacturers like Boeing, Airbus, and Sukhoi Superjet. Annual maintenance costs for these aircraft amount to a staggering Rs 524 crore.
In addition to the impressive collection of aircraft, King Rama X boasts over 300 expensive cars, including Limousines and Mercedes Benz models. Furthermore, he possesses a fleet of 52 lavishly adorned boats, accompanying the royal boat, all embellished with gold carvings.
The grand palace of the King of Thailand covers a sprawling area of 23,51,000 square feet, dating back to its construction in 1782. However, it’s notable that King Rama X does not reside in the royal palace, as it is primarily used for government offices and museums.