Although many of Africa’s remaining kings don’t have any significant political power, they still play a key role in fulfilling traditional and spiritual obligations in their respective monarchies. In some African countries, these traditional empires have been constitutionally recognized as state institutions.
Some African monarchs are known to live lavishly with lots of privileges, including state protection, a generous monthly salary and allowances, and a motorcade of luxury vehicles. They also hold massive fortunes which have been acquired through investments and inheritance.
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Here are the top five wealthiest kings in Africa.