Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms, Elizabeth II has an estimated net worth of $500 million as of 2014, according to Forbes. Queen’s fortune comes from property holdings including Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, stud farms, a fruit farm and marine land throughout the U.K.; extensive art and fine jewelry; and one of the world’s largest stamp collections built by her grandfather. She also receives an annual government stipend of $13 million (£7.9m). Her fortune do not include assets belonging to the Crown Estate. As of 2011, the British Crown Estate is worth £7.3 billion, all held in trust for the nation and cannot be owned by the Queen in a private capacity or sold. A 2014 parliamentary report expressed concern at the Palace’s financial state, declaring that the Queen’s household reserves had gotten “historically low.
Born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on 21 April 1926 in Mayfair, London and received her education at home. She married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark in 1947, together they have four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward. After the death of his father, George VI, she became Queen on 6 February 1952.