Meet the 20-year-old 'king' of Jaipur, India, a polo star who spends his multimillion-dollar fortune traveling the world and studying in NYC and Rome

Business Insider | Dec 31, 2018, 10.34PM IST

Maharaja Padmanabh Singh

Getty Images

Maharaja Padmanabh Singh attends the Giorgio Armani show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on June 18, 2018 in Milan, Italy.


At 20 years old, Padmanabh Singh controls a fortune of between $697 million and $855 million and is called a "king."

Padmanabh Singh, full title Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur, is the young monarch of Jaipur, a city in northwestern India famous for its pink architecture and imperial palaces.

Singh's royal title is not officially recognized by law, as India is a federal parliamentary democratic republic with a president and a prime minister. But it "still inspires respect in this deeply hierarchical country where the aristocracy is venerated despite rapid social change," according to the Guardian.

The wealth of the royal family is estimated to be between $697 million and $2.8 billion.

Singh spends his time playing polo, studying liberal arts, walking in fashion shows, and traveling the world.

Here's a look at the young royal's life.

Add Comment
Keep scrolling for next story

I tried Veestro, a plant-based meal delivery service - and it's great for busy people who want to eat healthy

Loading next story
Copyright © 2015 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
All rights reserved.