These are the highest-paid monarchs in the world

Living like a king or a queen for a day would pretty much be a dream — a seemingly endless supply of opulence, grandeur and social events would seem to await anyone in that position.

This is, of course, due to royal families around Europe and the rest of the world being ridiculously wealthy in comparison to us commoners.

And although money has been in these families for centuries upon centuries, it’s not as if these royals are just sitting on hefty piles of cash — they actually earn money through their titles.

IG recently analyzed royals around the world to find out just how much money the crown-donning class earn (in US dollars).

While they’re not working typical 9-5 jobs or clocking in for overtime, monarchs around the globe are still paid during their reigns.

Think you know which monarch makes the most money under their title? One queen most certainly reigns supreme.

Take a look below:

Highest paid monarchs in the world 2018
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Highest paid monarchs in the world 2018

Queen Elizabeth II - United Kingdom 

Base salary: $107,392,287

(Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

King Philippe - Belgium

Base Salary: $14,454,440

(REUTERS/Dirk Waem/Pool)

Queen Margrethe II - Denmark

Base salary: $13,547,516

(Scanpix Denmark/Nikolai Linares/via REUTERS)

Emperor Akihito - Japan

Base salary: $3,086,890

(REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

King Willem-Alexander - The Netherlands

Base salary: $1,094,391

(Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)

King Felipe VI - Spain

Base salary: $294,436

(REUTERS/Angel Diaz/Pool)


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