King Mswati III Biography: Age, Wives, Children & Net Worth


King Mswati III (born 19 April 1968) is the King of Eswatini and head of the Swazi Royal Family. He was born to King Sobhuza II and Ntfombi Tfwala.

At the age of 18 on 25 April 1986, he was crowned as Mswati III, Ingwenyama and King of Swaziland, thus at that time becoming the youngest ruling monarch in the world.

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Makhosetive attended Masundwini Primary School and later Lozitha Palace School.

In December 1982. he sat for the Swaziland Primary Certificate examination at Phondo Royal Residence and received First Class with merit in Mathematics and English.

King Mswati III biography

Mswati III Age

He was born on April 19, 1968, in Manzini, Eswatini. As of 2024, he is 56 years old and celebrates his birthday on April 19th every year.

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Mswati III Wives and Children

He currently has 15 wives and 23 children. His first two wives were chosen for him by the national councillors.

Net Worth

King Mswati is worth a reported $200 million according to the Forbes 2009 list of the World’s 15 Richest Royals.

He has a personal stake in a large portion of Eswatini’s economy which is a factor in its below-average economic growth for a Sub-Saharan nation



  • Eswatini : Grand Master of the Royal Order of King Sobhuza II (1986)
  • Eswatini : Grand Master of the Royal Order of the Great She-Elephant (2002)
  • Eswatini : Grand Master of the Royal Order of the Crown (2002)
  • Eswatini : Grand Master of the Royal Family Order of Mswati III (2002)
  • Eswatini : Grand Master of the Military Order of Swaziland (2002)


  • United Kingdom: Knight of the Venerable Order of St John (November 1991).
  • South Africa: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Good Hope (August 1995).


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