What is the oldest aristocratic family in England?
Earl of Arundel is a title of nobility in England, and one of the oldest extant in the English peerage. It is currently held by the Duke of Norfolk, and is used (along with the Earl of Surrey) by his heir apparent as a courtesy title.
China had in 2020-21 surpassed the United States becoming the wealthiest nation in the world, according to a report released by McKinsey & Co. The report was published after examining the national balance sheets of ten countries having over 60% of the global income.
The House of Saud has ruled since 1744 and even named the country after itself. King Salman has ruled since 2015 and is believed to have a fortune of US$18 billion, making him the richest individual royal on the planet.
While the Queen of England is one of the richest women in the world, she actually doesn't have billionaire status. Her fortune amounts to only $600 million, despite being the caretaker of the Royal Families' global assets.
For instance, compared to American GDP per capita in 2019, the British economy won't reach the same level until 2037. So, on this measure, the UK is 18 years behind the US. There's an extensive economic literature as to why such a wide gap exists between America and the UK and other European countries.
Now there's a new number one. N ew York City has taken back its crown. With 107 billionaire residents, worth over $640 billion, The Big Apple is home to more three-comma club members than any other city on the planet.
The Vanderbilts are one of America's oldest old money families. The family is of Dutch descent, and rose to prominence during the Gilded Age in the final decades of the 19th century. Cornelius Vanderbilt, born in 1794, grew up in poverty, but managed to marry above him.