Queen Rania of Jordan Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Queen Rania of Jordan Net Worth

Queen Rania has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Queen Rania of Jordan is best known for her advocacy work in public health and education and as an outspoken opponent of the practice of “honor killings.”

Born in Kuwait and forced to flee during the first Gulf War in 1991, Queen Rania’s early life was similar to that of thousands of other Palestinians. In 1993, she met Prince Abdullah II bin al-Hussein of Jordan at a party, and the two were married six months later. Rania is a strong progressive female voice in the Arab world and a powerful global advocate for education, health and women’s rights.

To calculate the net worth of Queen Rania, subtract all her liabilities from her total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity she has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets.

All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities. 

Here’s the breakdown of her net worth:

Name: Queen Rania
Net Worth: $40 Million
Monthly Salary: $300 Thousand
Annual Income: $8 Million
Source of Wealth: Queen of Jordan

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Early Life

Rania al Yassin was born in Kuwait on August 31, 1970, to Palestinian parents. Rania and her two siblings grew up in the West Bank town of Tulkarm, where her father worked as a doctor.

She attended the New English School in Kuwait City before attending the American University in Cairo, Egypt, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1991.

Rania’s family was forced to flee Kuwait during the first Gulf War in 1991, along with thousands of other Palestinian families.

They relocated to Amman, Jordan, where Rania eventually joined them after finishing her university studies. After a brief stint in marketing at Citibank, Rania accepted another marketing position at Apple’s Amman office.

Marrying the Prince

In January 1993, Rania accompanied an Apple employee to a dinner party hosted by the sister of Jordan’s Prince Abdullah II bin al-Hussein, who was also present. In an unlikely plot twist reminiscent of a Disney film, the common-born young woman and the prince fell instantly and deeply in love.

Only two months after meeting, Rania and Prince Abdullah got engaged. The couple married in June 1993, less than six months after their first meeting.

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Becoming a Queen

Prince Abdullah never expected to ascend to the throne, as his uncle had long been expected to succeed King Hussein bin Talal, who had ruled Jordan since 1952. King Hussein, on his deathbed in 1999, unexpectedly named his son, Prince Abdullah, as his successor.

After the death of the king on February 7, 1999, Abdullah became King of Jordan. Six weeks later, he formally elevated his then-28-year-old wife to the throne.

King Abdullah announced her coronation on state television, saying that his wife’s non-royal origins made her more connected to “people’s hopes and outlooks” because she “truly believes in their causes.”

An Advocate for Many Causes

Rania’s youth, royal status, and glamorous beauty made her an instant international icon. She was photographed at fashion shows and high-society social events, usually mingling with a stunning group of the world’s elite.

Throughout it all, Queen Rania remained remarkably grounded, using her position to advocate for a variety of causes she considered important. Queen Rania became a powerful advocate for reform in education and public health, the development of a sustainable tourism industry in Jordan, youth empowerment, and cross-cultural dialogue between the West and the Arab world as a progressive female voice in the Arab world.

Most notably, she was an outspoken opponent of the traditional practice of “honor killings,” which involved the murder of women by members of their own family for perceived violations of Islamic moral code.

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Bridging the Gap 

Queen Rania eventually turned to technology to champion her causes and dispel Western stereotypes about the Middle East’s alleged backwardness.

In March 2008, she launched her own YouTube channel to encourage Western viewers to discuss their perceptions of the Arab world. Her first video post was viewed about 1.4 million times within a few days.

As befits a former Apple employee, Queen Rania also has a Facebook page, an active Instagram account, her own website and more than 4.5 million followers on Twitter, where she describes herself as a “mother and wife with a really cool day job.”

For Queen Rania, part of that job is to share her own expertise to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and an understanding of technology, especially among Jordanian youth.

Working with the Jordanian Ministry of Education, she has launched numerous initiatives to achieve these goals in her own country, but is also working more broadly to educate young people around the world.

These international efforts include 1GOAL and the Global Campaign for Education and the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiatives, for which she serves as honorary chair. She has also worked with UN on the Sustainable Development Goals and with UNICEF on helping the world’s children.

But despite these successes and lofty goals, she has remained characteristically modest: “I just wake up and feel like a normal person,” Queen Rania writes on her website. “At the end of the day, you live your life for the people you represent. It’s an honour and a privilege to have the chance to make a difference – a qualitative difference in people’s lives – and it’s my responsibility to make the most of that opportunity.”

Awards, Honors, and Books

Queen Rania has received numerous honorary degrees and humanitarian awards for her work, including an honorary doctorate in “Scientific Development and International Cooperation” from Sapienza University in Italy, the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, and the YouTube Visionary Award, to name a few. In 2010, she was named Woman of the Year by Glamour magazine and Most Beautiful First Lady by Harper’s Bazaar in 2011.

Queen Rania has also published four children’s books to date inspired by her own experiences as a child: the New York Times bestseller The Sandwich Swap, Eternal Beauty, Maha of the Mountains and The King’s Gift.

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Family

Crown Prince Hussein, born on June 28, 1994, was named heir to the throne in July 2009; Princess Iman, born on September 27, 1996; Princess Salma, born on September 26, 2000; and Prince Hashem, born on January 30, 2005.

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