Prince worth £1billion is five-time Olympian who has competed in 11 different sports

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A prince worth £1billion is a five-time former Olympian who has competed in no fewer than 11 different sports in their lifetime.

Albert II of Monaco is one the most wealthy royals in the entire world. His net worth is estimated to be over $1billion. Since 2005, he has been the sovereign of Monaco and the head of state.

He is the son Prince Rainier III, and Grace Kelly, an American actress. Grace died tragically in 1982 when Albert was only 24.

Albert Wittstock is an Olympian and also married Charlene Wittstock who competed for South Africa in the 2000 Sydney games.



Prince Albert II
Prince Albert II, Prince of Monaco, competed in five straight Olympic Games

Albert enjoyed a variety of sports in his youth including cross-country, javelin and handball. He also participated in rowing, sailing, skiing and squash.

He also earned a black rank in judo which he received in 1985.

Albert participated in the Paris-Dakar Rally the same year. Unfortunately, he was unable complete the race.

Albert’s greatest success was in bobsleigh. He competed in five consecutive Winter Olympic Games for Monaco.

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Albert II of Monaco is among the wealthiest royals in the entire world


Prince Albert II
Prince Albert II has participated in many sports, including fencing

Albert competed in the two and four-man events from 1988 to 2002. His highest finish of 25th came in the two man event at Calgary’s maiden games.

Albert competed in five games straight and was also Monaco’s flag bearer at three games: 1988, 1994, 1998.

His Olympic achievements enabled him to achieve OLY status under his competition name, Albert Grimaldi in 2017.

Albert is also a member since 1985 of the International Olympic Committee.



Prince Albert II
Prince Albert II was 25th at Calgary Olympics 1988.


Prince Albert II of Monaco was the flag bearer for three games in 1988 and 1994, as well as 1998.


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Albert was born to a rowing family, with his uncle and maternal grandfather winning medals in rowing.

John B. Kelly Sr. won three medals in 1920, 1924 and 1924 in single and double sculls. John B. Kelly Jr. won bronze in single sculls at 1956 Melbourne Olympics.