|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Date of Birth:||December 2, 2023 (0 years old)|
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What is King Tupou VI’s Net Worth?
King Tupou VI is the king of Tonga and has a net worth of $100 million. Since 2012, he has held that position. He is the younger brother and successor of the late King George Tupou V.
Tupou VI in Nuku’alofa, Kingdom of Tonga on 12 July 1959 as ‘Aho’eitu ‘Unuaki’otonga Tuku’aho. He was the third son of King Tāufa’āhau Tupou IV and the youngest child. He has a wife Halaevalu Mata’aho ‘Ahome’e.
From 1973 to 1977, he was enrolled in Leys School in Cambridge, England, and from 1977 to 1980, he attended the University of East Anglia. Tupou joined the naval arm of the Tonga Defence Services in 1982.
Tupou commanded the VOEA Pangai, a Pacific-class patrol boat from 1990 to 1995. In 1997, he graduated with a master’s degree in defense studies from the University of New South Wales and with an MA in International Relations from Bondy University in 1999.
In 1998, he ended his military career in order to join the Tongan government. From 1998 to August 2004, he held his first position as defense minister and foreign minister. this was also the position his elder brother hold when he was the crown prince.
Tupou was appointed as prime minister of Tonga in January 2000. Tupou officially ended his military career in 1998 to join the Tongan government. He first served in simultaneous positions as defense minister and foreign minister, roles he held from late 1998 through August 2004.
These posts were previously held by his older brother Tupouto’a, who was at the time the crown prince. During this time, in January of 2000, Tupou was appointed as prime minister of Tonga. this was the position he held until February 2006 when he resigned.
Feleti Sevele was appointed by Tupou as the new prime minister. Feleti Sevele was the first prime minister who did not hold any hereditary estates and also did not belong to any aristocratic Tongan families.
Tupou was appointed as Tonga’s inaugural High Commissioner to Australia in 2008. from 2008 to 2012, he served in this position but later left office when his brother King George Tupou V passed away because he did not have his own biological children.
In March 2012, Tupou succeeded him as the new king of Tonga. On 4 July 2015, King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u were crowned in a ceremony conducted at Centenary Church in Nuku’alofa Reverend D’Arcy Wood. The celebrations ran for a total of eleven days, beginning a week before the ceremony.
He was removed from the Royal Palace after the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption and tsunami. On 17 January, he returned back to the palace.
Tupou married Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho, his second cousin and the daughter of high chief Baron Vaea in 1982. The couple has two daughters and two sons together. In 1983, their daughter, Princess Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho was born. In 2012, she began serving as the new High Commissioner to Australia. The couple’s sons are Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala who was born in 1985, and in 1988 Prince Ata was born.
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