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Much of the massive art collection belonging to Hans-Adam II, the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, is displayed at the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna. “It has always been a tradition of the family to show our art to the public. World War II forced my father to put it into storage. It is a great pleasure for me, and for the whole family, to show it again,” Hans-Adam II told the Art Newspaper in 2004. Hans-Adam owns the LG banking group and has a personal fortune of about $4 billion, according to various published reports. He is believed to be Europe’s wealthiest monarch.

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(Prince) Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein

Location:
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Source of wealth:
Inheritance

Collecting area:
Old Masters

Top 200 appearance:
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Fun fact:

When asked what he prefers to collect, Hans-Adam II told Forbes in 2004 that he prefers “a good piece of art from the 15th to 19th centuries, whoever the artist.”