Sitting on her throne, a chopper out back and private security out front, dripping in more diamonds than P-Diddy, things are looking pretty rosy for the Queen right now. It turns out her firm just raked in £1.8 billion for the British economy – in just 12 months.
The chief of the biggest firm in Britain, Her Majesty was worth £67.5 billion (US$90 billion) to the British economy in 2016. Yeah, that’s right, Lizzy has outperformed Vodafone, Barclays and Tesco. Paying for their goods and services is optional, of course. But funding Her Majesty’s foreign holidays and fancy frocks is not.
It’s probably the strangest transaction you’ll ever make – paying for a castle but not being allowed inside, and sending an elderly couple off in private jets, while scrimping all year to fly easyJet.
They do get a pretty sweet deal.
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