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Jewels and Gold of the Wealthy
02-10-2013, 05:37 PM #16
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(02-10-2013, 05:33 PM)Octo Wrote:  [quote='UniqueStranger' pid='80378' dateline='1360506336']
Quote: I'd be very interested to see how much they donated to help their people.


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Poor only in finances, not in humility.

Anway to be fair to the Queen, it seems she is quite generous with state asset money that should have gone back to the people anyway.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/voluntary-sect...le-support
02-10-2013, 06:01 PM #17
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Quote:Queen Elizabeth, 85, has an estimated personal net worth of $500 million (£300m) as of May 2011, according to Sunday Times Rich List. Her fortune comes from property holdings including Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, stud farms, a fruit farm and marine land throughout the U.K.; extensive art and fine jewelry; and one of the world’s largest stamp collections built by her grandfather. Not included are those assets belonging to the Crown Estate, which she gets to enjoy as Queen, such as $10 billion worth of real estate, Buckingham Palace (estimated to be worth another $5 billion), the Royal Art collection, and unmarked swans on stretches of the Thames. The Crown has claimed ownership of these birds since the 12th century when swan meat was considered a delicacy; they are no longer eaten. The Queen also receives an annual government stipend of $12.9 million.

http://www.therichest.org/most-influenti...net-worth/
02-10-2013, 06:16 PM #18
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I can't find any vids on the gems and jewels of the ruling Chinese. It is as if they want to appear as if they don't have any.

Danish royal jewels next.

02-10-2013, 06:36 PM #19
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I still can't find any examples of royal wealth due to non-transparency, but if the article below has any bearing on what I would have found...wow. The greed of Chinese politicians beats them all.

Quote:“It is extraordinary to see this degree of a marriage of wealth and politics,” said Kenneth Lieberthal, director of the John L. Thornton China Center at Washington’s Brookings Institution. “It certainly lends vivid texture to the widespread complaints in China about an extreme inequality of wealth in the country now.”

Quote:China’s top political leaders, including President Hu Jintao and Wen, don’t disclose their personal finances or those of their families.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-26...upers.html
02-10-2013, 09:32 PM #20
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I know you all know this, but just as a reminder.



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02-10-2013, 09:35 PM #21
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
My Clan Chief is Steward and in possession of our family's jewels going all the way back to the 700's.
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02-10-2013, 09:40 PM #22
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
(02-10-2013, 04:20 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Let's start off with the British Royal Family jewels. Oops, watch out for some screaming person at the end of the vid.

http://youtu.be/vhf3_mybZ2Y

Crown Jewels.

http://youtu.be/z1WBQe46AVA


Last Summer, I had drinks with 3 Dukes and 2 Duchesses and dinner with another Duke and Duchess.

I was hanging out with my Clan Chief and his Wife as well as a few others. As we were sitting in the bar, they were looking through a catalog online for Tiaras and crowns.

The Duchess looked at me and said, "If your line is proven, which crown would you like to have?"

I was thinking... "WTF?" LOL

I told them nothing in that catalog. I would rather have something simple like a circlet made by one of my daughters or something.

royalty are VERY vain. Especially when they actually hold a title. Sometimes it goes to their heads.

But these are very good people. They are not rich. But Blood is blood and Royalty and Nobility stick together. No matter what.
02-10-2013, 09:41 PM #23
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(02-10-2013, 09:35 PM)JollyRoger Wrote:  My Clan Chief is Steward and in possession of our family's jewels going all the way back to the 700's.


Nice but the bling factor must be gone by now.


02-10-2013, 09:43 PM #24
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(02-10-2013, 09:40 PM)JollyRoger Wrote:  
(02-10-2013, 04:20 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Let's start off with the British Royal Family jewels. Oops, watch out for some screaming person at the end of the vid.

http://youtu.be/vhf3_mybZ2Y

Crown Jewels.

http://youtu.be/z1WBQe46AVA


Last Summer, I had drinks with 3 Dukes and 2 Duchesses and dinner with another Duke and Duchess.

I was hanging out with my Clan Chief and his Wife as well as a few others. As we were sitting in the bar, they were looking through a catalog online for Tiaras and crowns.

The Duchess looked at me and said, "If your line is proven, which crown would you like to have?"

I was thinking... "WTF?" LOL

I told them nothing in that catalog. I would rather have something simple like a circlet made by one of my daughters or something.

royalty are VERY vain. Especially when they actually hold a title. Sometimes it goes to their heads.

But these are very good people. They are not rich. But Blood is blood and Royalty and Nobility stick together. No matter what.


Yes, indeed they appear and act like it goes to their heads.
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02-10-2013, 09:46 PM #25
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
(02-10-2013, 09:41 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(02-10-2013, 09:35 PM)JollyRoger Wrote:  My Clan Chief is Steward and in possession of our family's jewels going all the way back to the 700's.


Nice but the bling factor must be gone by now.


http://youtu.be/Q2CDs80fRCc


No, they still hold their luster.... you have to realize that stones were cut a bit differently back then.
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02-10-2013, 09:56 PM #26
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
He is also in possession of a few paintings valued at a round 2 million dollars from the renascence era. Paintings that were originally in one of our ancestor's Castles in Wales.
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02-10-2013, 10:08 PM #27
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This Castle in New York once belonged to James Bailey, (one of my distant cousins) the co-founder of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. It remains in our family's estate.... And is currently for sale.

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http://gothamist.com/2009/05/20/bailey_h...hp#photo-1
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02-10-2013, 10:11 PM #28
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
Hachaliah Bailey is one of my cousins too.

He brought the first elephant to the USA from Africa.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachaliah_Bailey



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