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

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Born as Prince Makhosetive on 19 April 1968, Mswati III is the King of Eswatini and head of the Swazi Royal Family. He was born to King Sobhuza II and one of his younger wives, Ntfombi Tfwala in Manzini, Eswatini.

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.

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.

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Mswati III Age

He was born on the 19th of April 1968 in Manzini, Eswatini. As of 2019, he is 51 years old.

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.

Mswati III 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

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Honours

National

  • 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)
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Foreign

  • 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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