The Prince of Liechtenstein, Hans-Adam II is the world’s sixth richest royal with an estimated net worth of $3.5 billion according to Forbes list. The royal family of Liechtenstein is the wealthiest royal dynasty in Europe, this due to ownership of a private bank, extensive investment and land holding. The Prince and his siblings own between them 100% of LGT Bank, worth over $2.5 billion. In addition to this they have invested a joint $1.4 billion into the Princely Fund, created by the bank in 1998 and with a gross return of 486% since then.
Born Johannes Adam Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marco d’Aviano Pius on 14 February 1945 in Zurich, Switzerland, he married Countess Marie Aglaë Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau at St. Florin’s in Vaduz on 30 July 1967 and have four children. The Prince’s father is Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein. He speaks German which is Liechtenstein official language and also fluent in English and French.
Official residence of Prince Hans Adam, Vaduz Castle
The castle gave its name to the town of Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, which it overlooks from an adjacent hilltop. The Princely Family of Liechtenstein acquired Vaduz Castle in 1712 when it purchased the countship of Vaduz.