The current King of Morocco, Mohammed VI is the 7th richest royal in the world with an estimated net worth of $2.1 billion as of 2015, according to Forbes list. Born on 21 August 1963 in Rabat, Morocco, Mohammed VI ascended to the throne following his father’s death in 1999 and he immediately set about improving upon his appalling human rights record and alleviating poverty. Royal assets include a number of natural resources including the country’s only phosphate mine and a majority stake in the OCP group.
Along with his Family, they hold majority stakes in the Société Nationale d’Investissement, Morocco’s largest private holding company controlled by the royal family. The king has also met his own ambitious goal of attracting an annual number of 10 million tourists. The country has also seen a number of Hollywood movies set within the country in recent years including the Sex and the City franchise and Disney’s Prince of Persia. King Mohammed VI attended Royal College, Mohammed V University, and earned his PhD in law from University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in Nice, France. In 2002, the King married Salma Bennani (now Princess Lalla Salma) in Rabat. They have two children; Crown Prince Moulay Hassan, and Princess Lalla Khadija.