Net Worth: $100 Million
- Source of Wealth Swaziland
- Birth Place Manzini, Swaziland
- Marital Status Married (Zena Mahlangu)
- Full Name Makhosetive Dlamini
- Nationality Swaziland
- Date of Birth April 19, 1968
- Ethnicity Swazi
- Occupation Royalty
- Education Sherborne School
- Children 12 (Sikhanyiso Dlamini, Temaswati Dlamini, Tiyandza Dlamini, Sibahle Dlamini, Majaha Dlamini, Bandzile Dlamini, Temtsimba Dlamini, Lindaninkosi Dlamini, Mcwasho Dlamini, Makhosothando Dlamini, Sakhizwe Dlamini, Saziwangaye Dlamini)
About King Mswati III
Swaziland royalty King Mswati III has an estimated net worth of $100 million in 2012. He is the successor of Sobhuza II to the throne of the Southern African kingdom.
King Mswati III was born on April 19, 1968 in Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital, Manzini, Swaziland. Known for still practicing polygamy, the act of having more than one wife, King Mswati has earned several domestic protests. The King is also noted for his very opulent lifestyle. Currently, he has fourteen wives.
In 1983, he was introduced as a crown prince. Three years later, at age 18, he became the King making him the youngest reigning monarch until December 2006. Today, he is considered as the last absolute monarch of Africa with the power to select the prime minister as well as other top traditional and government posts. Nevertheless, he still has to consult the council and the queen mother for certain activities he needs to do such as choosing the prime minister. For cabinet appointments, he has to consult the prime minister.
In 2001, in order to mitigate the pandemic impact of AIDS and HIV, he used his power to ban the engagement of young Swazi maidens, less than 18 years old.. However, two months after the new order was implemented, he married his 13th wife who was just 17 years old then.