There are 36.8 billion acres of livable land on the entire surface of the planet. Just a small group of landowners own a sizable portion of this. Even though many of the names may not be well-known, the majority of them are national leaders, including Queen Elizabeth, who controls Australia and Canada through her crown. Numerous dictators and kings are on the list, and it is likely that when their time comes, the land will be transferred to their successors. All heads of state are in the list of the ten largest private landowners. The American billionaire Ted Turner, however, barely makes the list of the 15 biggest private landowners.
#10. 11,718 acres belong to King Letsie 111 of Lesotho.
All of the country’s land, including the diamond mines, is owned by King Letsie. His second non-consecutive tenure as king began with this one. He was replaced by his formerly-exiled father in 1995, but resumed the throne in 1996 when his father was killed in a car accident. A nation in southern Africa is called Lesotho.
Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has a territory of 15,000 km.
Like King Letsie, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (repeat that ten times quickly) owns the entire area of Bhutan. The Buddhist kingdom is located on the eastern edge of the Himalayas and is known for its monasteries and landscapes that range from steep mountains to valleys to subtropical plains. Since taking the throne in 2008, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, who attended Philips Andover Academy, has been attempting to democratize the nation.
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Nepal’s King Gyanendra, with 57,000 miles, is ranked seventh.
Like the other royals on this list, King Gyanendra owns all of his country, which in this case, also includes Mount Everest.
2. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, with 830,000 square miles
The extremely oil-rich Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is ruled by King Abdullah. The GDP of the nation was approximately $618 billion in 2019.
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