Hans Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein, Sovereign Prince of Liechtenstein.
By Mete Erdurcan and Baron Henri Estramant.
His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Liechtenstein, Hans Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein reached the age of 70 on 14 February 2014.
Following tradition the government presented a gift to the “Fürst” in form of a donation to a charity. This year the funds shall be donated to the International Red Cross Committee; they will receive 100.000 Swiss Franks for use in their humanitarian efforts in the Ukraine.
Fürst Hans Adam II is one of the world’s wealthiest monarchs, and most opulent in Europe. Last year the Principality of Liechtenstein fêted the 25th jubilee on the throne of its Sovereign who has reigned since 13 November 1989. The Sovereign Prince is author of a book on statesmanship titled “The State in the Third Millennium” first published back in 2009.
The Fürst and his family own the LGT banking group through the “Prince of Liechtenstein Foundation”. LGT banking is the world’s largest, all family-owned private bank and asset manager. It has offices in Austria, Bahrain, Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Montevideo, New York, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Switzerland and naturally Liechtenstein. Its incumbent CEO is HSH Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein, the Fürst’s second son.
The country counts roughly over 35.000 inhabitants, and is amongst the world’s smallest states, yet has one the highest GDP per capita in the world.
“The State in the Third Millennium”:
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