The Wealthy Elite That Owns the Entire World in 2019

The Wealthy Elite That Owns the Entire World in 2019

The world is quite a large place. It includes 123 billion acres, and of these,
37 billion are land. If it were to be divided equally among the
world’s population, it would mean each person would get more than four acres. Unfortunately, as we all know, this is not
quite how the world works. Instead, while many have a small plot of their
own, others own the territory of entire nations. Let’s find out who owns the biggest chunks
of Earth in this episode of The Infographics Show, Who Owns The Most Land in the World? Number 10 is Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber
Al-Sabah of Kuwait whose land covers 4.4 million of the 7 million acres in Kuwait. The American government owns some of the area
that isn’t his and has used it to build a large base. The State of Kuwait is bordered by Iraq and
Saudi Arabia and its coast line meets the Persian Gulf. Its inland territory is dry, harsh desert
but at its shore sits the Kuwait Bay. Kuwait is the fifth largest producer of oil
and is therefore quite a wealthy country. 98% of its income comes from oil and the industry
is a source of employment for 96% of its working population. It is so well-off that citizens pay no taxes
while receiving free healthcare and education. Sheikh Al-Sabah, who pledged 500 million in
aid for the Syrian population, has gotten recognition for his generosity and humanitarian
endeavors. Number 9 is King Letsie III of Lesotho who
owns 11,718 square miles of country along with its diamond mines. His position is mostly symbolic, but though
he has no political power, he still maintains ownership of this land. The Kingdom of Lesotho is known for its high
mountain peaks as well as its valleys and is surrounded by the country of South Africa. It is a poor region that relies upon its neighbor
for power and for employment of its people. While tourism and the diamond trade have brought
in profit, they appear to fall short of the needs of the Lesotho population. This is despite the fact that it grows at
a slower than average rate. Number 8 is King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk
of Bhutan who owns about 15,000 square miles of land. He ascended the throne in 2006 at age 18 after
his father, who began his reign at the even younger age of 16, stepped down. Bhutan is a small area wedged between its
much-larger India and China neighbors. It remains a natural and idyllic location
due to strict limitations on tourism. In fact, it requires all who enter the country
to pay $250 per day. That is not the only thing that sets this
region apart. Laws mandate that at least 60% of its land
must remain covered in forest. In fact, it set the Guinness World Record
in 2015 by planting the most trees ever in the span of an hour. Some claim that King Namgyel’s nation is
one of the world’s most poor. However, it doesn’t measure its wealth as
other nations do. Bhutan believes the Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) puts too much emphasis on materialistic forms of wealth. It focuses on a Gross National Happiness measurement
that calculates the level of its residents’ well being instead. Interestingly, when its measurements of subjective
happiness among its population went up from 2010 to 2015, so did household income. Its national income per capita peaked by 2015
as well. Number 7 is King Abdullah II of Jordan who
controls the Hashemite Kingdom which spans around 34,492 square miles. In contrast to other countries, Jordan is
relatively small and lacks oil as a resource. It is a mostly mountainous, desert-based region
but has a rich history as the site of many ancient kingdoms and civilizations. Its ruler, King Abdullah, served in the British
Army before joining the Jordanian Armed Forces. He wasn’t expecting to be named as his father’s
successor and, like few other rulers, has remained humble despite his circumstances. He lives in an apartment rather than any of
the eight available palaces and has been known to mingle with his people while in disguise. He has recently earned the distinction of
being the world’s best paid political figure, making $58 million in annual profits. Number 6 is Sultan Qaboos of Oman who controls
all of Oman, a country off the coast of the Arabian Peninsula where the Arabian Sea and
Persian Gulf meet. The coastal areas of this land are fertile
and rich and support many kinds of crops. However, more inland, much of the area is
covered by dry sand and receives little rainfall. Sultan Oman gained this kingdom and rose to
power after overthrowing his own father, who despite the area’s wealth, failed to bring
the country prosperity. In his stead, Qaboos has improved the country’s
infrastructure, modernized its government, and joined forces with the Arab League and
United Nations. Sultan Oman’s net worth is due to the value
of gas and oil from his lands and have earned him around $700 million. Number 5 is King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand
who owns all of Thailand, or around 128 million acres. This land is in the heart of Southeast Asia
and is very different depending on the area. To the north are hills and forests, in its
center are rice fields and plains, and rough coasts line the country to the south along
its peninsula. King Vajiralongkorn’s father had been the
longest living ruler before his death with a reign of over 70 years; that title is now
held by Queen Elizabeth II. Upon his father’s passing in 2016, the $30
billion legacy he left behind officially became his son’s. The Crown Property Bureau controls these and
all other assets, but acts upon King Vajiralongkorn’s direction. Some of its holdings in addition to his newly
acquired funds include Bangkok real estate, the Siam Commercial Bank, and lucrative businesses
collectively known as the Siam Cement Group. Number 4 is King Mohammed VI of Morocco who
has 175.6 million acres of land. His kingdom is a part of North Africa, situated
across from Spain on the other side of the Strait of Gibraltar. It is covered by more streams than anywhere
else in the north due to water collection in both the RIF and Atlas Mountains. Most Moroccan soil is rich as well and provides
33,000 square miles of land for agriculture. In addition to the wealth of his land, King
Mohammed VI also owns 35% of the Societe Nationale d’Investissement (SNI) company that he inherited
from his father before him. SNI has shares in banks, Attijariwafa, mining
companies, sugar producers, and dairy firms and boasts a believed value of over $10 billion. The profits these investments have given him
earned him first place on Forbes list of the five richest African kings. Number 3 is Pope Francis who owns 187 million
acres. This includes 177 million in embassies around
the globe and 110 acres of what comprise Vatican City. However, while he has assumed a position that
provides him with power, he often forsakes the luxuries that have traditionally come
with it. For example, he made headlines for staying
in a two-room apartment instead of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace. The Vatican’s worth is estimated to be between
$10 and $15 billion. However, Pope Francis’ personal wealth,
a lot of which has he has earned through his ties to the Vatican, is around $25 to $28
million. These figures are estimates, however; a lot
of property has never been appraised and information on the Pope’s finances is not widely known. Number 2 is King Salman of Saudi Arabia, who
succeeded his half-brother Abdullah in 2015, and owns 547 million acres. This is a majority of the Arabian Peninsula
and mostly desert. Though impressive to most, these millions
add up to just 12% of Queen Elizabeth II’s property. However, he has no reason to complain. While many estimate the British royal family’s
wealth is $88 billion, that is nothing next to the royal family of Saudi Arabia whose
worth is closer to $1.4 trillion. Their fortune comes from the rich oil reserves
discovered in their land back when Salam’s father, Abdulaziz ibn Saud, was king. The sale of natural gas and petroleum are
conducted through Al Saud Incorporated, the family business. This company is reported to be worth an excess
of $2 trillion, making it one of the most successful of its kind world-wide. Its’ profits are divided among many thousands
of family members, with the most shared between a select 2,000 of them. King Salman himself is worth $17 billion. He has spent some of these funds on dozens
of apartments and a chateau in France, a palace in Spain, and to create sprawling country
retreats, coastal vacation properties, and yet more palaces in his homeland. Number 1 is Queen Elizabeth II who owns as
many as 6.6 billion acres. This covers not only areas in Great Britain,
but also Ireland, Canada, Australia, the Falkland Islands, and more. Combined, it amounts to a little over one
eighteenth of all the world’s land. This, in turn, provides her great wealth. The U.K.’s longest ruling monarch has a
net worth of $425 million, which include the Sandringham House property with a value of
$65 million and the Balmoral Castle valued at $140 million. In addition to this, she also generates an
income of $54.4 million each year in profits from property in the Crown Estate. This estate covers large areas in central
London, 263,00 acres of farmland, business and retail property, approximately half of
the U.K. shore and nearly all seabed for miles. But that is not all, there is yet more property
known as the Duchy of Lacaster that provide her a further cool $19 million. It’s interesting that Queen Elizabeth II
owns billions of acres of land and the second largest landowner has only millions. Yet, the English royal family is worth many
millions while the Saudi Arabian family is worth over a trillion. Then you have the King of Lesotho who has
thousands of square miles and diamond mines but the region still struggles to support
its people. Guess size doesn’t really matter in the
end. Found this video interesting? Check out our other video Surprisingly High
Paying Jobs. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you back
next time!


  1. The Infographics Show says:

    In x number of years we'll be talking about Mars and who owns the biggest part of it… Will todays superpowers call dibs on it or can an individual have a monopoly on it?

  2. JCO2able says:

    This kind of debunks the whole white privilege stuff

  3. LordX says:

    6:19 it is 10 billions not millions

  4. Count Rufus says:

    Vladimir putin.200 billion and largest and richest country on earth

  5. Bhesk24 7 says:

    Kim jong un owns all of North Korea that’s not worth mentioning?

  6. Chinmay Gaikwad says:

    Tupac was So Right

  7. Jaics says:

    Owned by old people

  8. Ken says:

    They made sure to include positives. Stay safe Infographic guy.

  9. 3rdeye Brand says:

    cha ching! 10-1

  10. DL Lambert says:

    George Soros wants to know your location…

  11. TheReal McCoy says:

    And yet Jeff Bezos is still individually worth more than everyone on this list combined.

  12. fettlemaster says:

    Just sat here shaking my head… Monarchs do not own their countries. Like Queen Elizabeth does not own billions of acres of land even though she does have a lot of land. The Crown Estate is not the private property of the monarch. It its own entity from which the Royal Family are entitled to the income (with the majority of it going into the treasury). And why change from square miles to acres? Just stick with comparable numbers. If you're going to have an informative channel, maybe not do such sloppy work. Seriously, my high school teachers would have given me an earful for the quality of this content, and my clients would fire me. It's superficial and factually wrong.

  13. thunder green says:

    The sources of all our problems

  14. says:

    Sorry. Excuse me.

  15. FieryFlames says:

    Kim jong un- am i a joke to you???

  16. Adri Leemput says:

    Clickbait title (obviously).

  17. ImNotComing says:

    Uh, it's Go-
    I mean Mr.Clean

  18. Sagar 2 says:

    Number 10 has a big land + big name….

  19. King Ijaz Malik says:

    Bill ? Gates

  20. Huhuhuhu Hahahha says:

    Si quiboloy tag iya sa earth mga bubu

  21. FireyDeath4 says:

    The title was clickbait. "Spaceship Earth" still "doesn't have a captain".

  22. This World is now Controlled by SolReese says:

    They own what's in their bank accounts
    They don't own my planet until they buy it

  23. s p says:

    You will died soon your mind

  24. Lowkey Al says:

    Not liking the clickbait

  25. Al an says:

    Rothschild family.

  26. Claian Ellazo says:

    Si Quiboloy daw.

  27. Vincit Omnia Veritas says:


  28. John Doe says:

    Aka Satan

  29. Elpidio Arias says:

    just wondering if #10 owns more land or owns more surnames lol

  30. moawia alzahra says:

    with all do respect , but i don't think that the data in this video is accurate

  31. Liveta Braslauskaite says:

    Bit of a clickbait

  32. Some_Jihadi _Warrior says:

    Oy vey

  33. Rabbi Kalala says:

    Free health care and education… Count me in

  34. Utkarsh Tiwari says:

    It took him 10 minutes to say Jews?

  35. Bob Billy says:

    Way to make the pope creepy looking

  36. Michael Carstens says:

    Its pronounced: LE-SUE-TOO

  37. Polo Sucks says:

    Wat wat lol

  38. jasper andres says:


  39. P-Magnet Bagels 15YrOldBusinessMagnate says:

    this guy is a donut.
    “kuwait is [quite] a wealthy country.”

  40. M18 Hellcat says:

    Not and never have been impressed with these so called "elite", "they" will end up in the ground or a jar just like everyone else.

  41. Octavez Joseph says:

    The Rothschild family.

  42. MarioZ says:

    What about the jew banker I forgot his name.

  43. Paulo Guardado says:

    I own my bed, its worth 0.000.000 34 billion dollars jajajaja

  44. O Ko says:

    Why use such a click bait title????

  45. Chris Fesko says:

    Yeah this is nice and all, Who 'Owns' the physical land. But how about the global elite, who have 'Control' over all of the parts of the world, who run the banks and media. Lets see a movie on that please.

  46. bensontam says:

    1. Kim Jong Un

  47. Vijayasaravanan Govindaswamy says:

    Only humans have wealth inequalities, other animals don't. Many people's wealth are obtained through slaving people

  48. Boom Jonggol says:

    The people who claim land like crazy once the server reset happens.

  49. Al Patrick Cancel says:

    Shout out to Filipinos out there knowing that Quiboloy is the owner of the Earth

  50. The Emperor says:

    Oil days are over. Respect to self made people like Elan Musk, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and the list goes on.

  51. parvin eblagh says:

    I can think of one.

  52. Basadict says:

    The Catholic Church is the largest business scheme ever to have been founded.

  53. all game is fun qwartz says:

    You forgot the Philippines prince tangean tallano who own the Philippines

  54. Edwin Russelle Manganaan says:

    Quiboloy owns the earth.. universe rather…

  55. Arjon Printshop says:

    NO 1 is Pastor apollo quiboloy the owner of the world!

  56. jackson schmitt says:

    Danm and I thought the waltons had money

  57. Njoo-co-ke says:

    Me: lives in a slum in AFRICA

    After watching this video: Brain stops working !

    What an awesome video… Totally MIND BLOWN!!

  58. Betty Suazo says:

    The 13 royal families own the world. These people are simply allowed to live there

  59. Bryan Boudreault says:

    I think its safe to say no one owns the earth or we could turn on him and wipe his existence. Problem solved.

  60. Pasole Soup says:

    The rothchilds are chucking at this video

  61. Cashh Boyy says:

    Humans should really understand that this is not our land, no matter how much money we spent on it. It’s the world.

  62. Carlos Ruiz says:

    So it is not Ronald McDonald?

  63. J. Vega says:

    Seele is laughing right now

  64. SUDHIR PATEL says:

    Nature goes on forever for everyone and everything to return as everyone and everything an infinite number of times. ? ? ?

  65. Less Talk, More Delicious says:

    Click bait.. no one owns the world

  66. peace leader says:

    I love capitalism…yet capitalism is a greedy beast..that must be control by democracy…that is why
    Humanity must live as a specie not nations…it is better to control capitalism beast when we live as one…nations can't have that stream line control..the equality of our specie of humanity. Told you..dictatorship is alive and well..hiding behind culture and pride of a nation…

  67. Lovesickblues Lovesickblues says:

    Mislead caption hmmmm

  68. xtremerace says:

    Rothschild: am I a joke to you ?

  69. DDoomsday says:

    Bhutan is the evidence for asian civilization, i think its the coolest country, i am sorry that i cant immigrate there.

  70. sicelo mchunu says:

    This is in fact a list of thieves, especially the one who took no. 1 spot.

  71. Regie Manantan says:

    who owns? it QUIBULOY of the Philippines…. he owns the universe im telling you ???

  72. EGAN MOORKAN says:

    King of morocco own all morocco .
    H own land and People.

  73. KARTHIK D says:

    Click bait

  74. Jorge Santana says:

    And that's only reported wealth

  75. MrAcescore says:

    What a fishy pope

  76. Michael The Namesake says:

    They dont own the world. Not my world, I own my own mind. Conquered it. What you think of as the world is a tiny sliver of what I think of as the world.

  77. Dipyaman Sen says:

    You did not mention anything about Rothschilds and Rockefellers who are the true owners of the world.

  78. Sigma Geranimo says:

    When the oil is gone, nobody own anything anymore. we are all got own by nature.

  79. Mark Oppus says:

    Quiboloy is the owner.

  80. Scott Baker says:

    The real owners of the world won’t allow themselves to be named.

  81. Peter Snow says:

    You really think Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Commonwealth only has half a Billion dollars? Don't be so foolish.

  82. Clarah T. says:


  83. Rick Grimes says:

    Pastor Quiboloy from the Philippines is the owner of the World he even defeated lucifer. He told so hahahaha.

  84. Joe Gillian says:

    So a single person owns over half the land in Kuwait? That's disgusting.

    And one guy owns all of Thailand…

    Should have waited to comment, lol.

  85. Nightmare Core says:

    Were talking real money not federal money.

  86. Christopher Lin says:


  87. The,Awakened satan within christ says:

    Cryptic jew ownes the American Property tax sales

  88. Dlx Time says:

    well he is bald

  89. Lil Ice says:

    Damm y’all botched Lesotho??


    Imagine rich people sitting on more money they can ever spend in their lifetime.

    Imagine poor people asking other poor people for small donations.

  91. Svinq says:


  92. Medawk says:

    A short, 2-step tutorial for owning a huge amount of land:
    1. Get yourself a long, awkward name and last name.
    2. Fulfill other, normally expected here factors, like being a prince, super, wealthy, owning a land with natural resources, etc.

  93. SpliX SylRan says:

    Also called FaZe Kay

  94. Jsd Gaming says:

    And I thought only Xbox players had those long names

  95. Giovanny De Jesus says:

    Rockefellers, Rotshchilds, Payseurs, Morgans…not big on land but they own the system that steals one's labor for their phoney-money

  96. anjo sevs says:

    Pastor Quiboloy thinks he owns the world.

  97. DarkWarchieff says:

    Hey, question, is it possible to make a dormant volcano erupt on command? we got too much ocean and many of these volcanoes rest there… hm.

  98. prohu helwg says:

    oh, a white male at #3, how dare he?!

  99. necromancer says:

    within next 5 years my total net worth will be 0.0003 billion, finally I'll be billionaire.

  100. s p says:

    themselves a liar thief and nothing new just stinking human's

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