Given the opulence of Buckingham Palace, you might have expected Queen Elizabeth II to top the list of the world’s richest women. However, despite her royal lineage and lifestyle, she’s nowhere to be found. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the queen was worth $600 million at the time of her death. While that’s a staggering amount for the average person, there are many non-royals whose wealth eclipses it. This might come as a surprise to some, as much of the British royal family’s money doesn’t belong to them in the form of personal wealth.
Overall, Queen Elizabeth II’s assets can be divided into two major categories: her own personal possessions, as well as the Crown Estate. While she didn’t technically own the properties and artifacts that make up the Crown Estate, she was able to use and possess them during her reign. Some of the Crown Estate’s belongings include Buckingham Palace, the Crown Jewels, and the queen’s main residence, Windsor Castle. If you include the Crown Estate and other assets owned by the monarchy as a whole, her wealth is much more impressive, clocking in at $28 billion, per Celebrity Net Worth. As for her personal properties, she inherited Balmoral Castle in Scotland, as well as the Sandringham House, and also owned a stock portfolio independent of the Crown Estate. Not to mention, she received a hefty inheritance when her own mother, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, died in 2002.