born 5 December 1927 is the King of Thailand. He is also known as Rama IX, as he is the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty. Having reigned since 9 June 1946, he is the world’s longest-serving current head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history, serving for 69 years, 206 days.

Bhumibol Adulyadej — Net Worth:$30 Billion

King Bhumibol is the owner of the Golden Jubilee Diamond, the largest faceted diamond in the world, which is estimated to be worth between US$4 million and US$12 million in April 2014.

In 1950 on Coronation Day, Bhumibol’s consort was made Queen (Somdej Phra Boromarajini). The date of his coronation is celebrated each 5 May in Thailand as Coronation Day, a public holiday. On 9 June 2006, Bhumibol celebrated his 60th anniversary as the King of Thailand, becoming the longest reigning monarch in Thai history.

Bhumibol Adulyadej, meaning “strength of the land, incomparable power”

On 4 October 1948, while Bhumibol was driving a Fiat Topolino on the Geneva-Lausanne road, he collided with the rear of a braking truck 10 km outside Lausanne. He injured his back and incurred cuts on his face that cost him the sight of his right eye.

King Bhumibol is the owner of the Golden Jubilee Diamond, the largest faceted diamond in the world, which is estimated to be worth between US$4 million and US$12 million in April 2014.

Bhumibol (centre) with his mother and siblings Ananda Mahidol (left) and Galyani Vadhana (right)
Thailand s King Bhumibol Adulyadej addresses the crowd during his 85th birthday celebration