During his reign, King Tupou VI has been successful in many ways. He has earned a fortune of over $100 million. He is considered to be the richest King of Tonga. He has three children and four grandchildren with his wife Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho. He is also the most famous and popular King of Tonga. He is a successful producer and actor. He has produced Shark Week in 1987.
Tupou VI is the youngest of three sons of King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV. His father died on 10 September 2006, at the age of 88. His mother was Halaevalu Mata’aho Ahomee. His oldest brother, George Tupou V, was the King of Tonga from 1965 until 2006. He died in Hong Kong on 18 March 2012, at the age of 69. His youngest son was Tupou VI, who became the King after his father’s death.
Tupou VI was born on July 12, 1959, in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. He is the third son of King Tau’eitu Tuku’aho IV and his second wife, Halaevalu Mata’aho ‘Ahomee. He was raised in Nuku’alofa. He graduated from the University of New South Wales, and then went on to study at the University of East Anglia. He was awarded a Master of International Relations from Bond University in 1999. He has also studied at the United States Naval War College. He joined the Tonga Defence Services in 1982. He was appointed a Lieutenant-Commander of the Tonga Armed Forces in 1987. He participated in peacekeeping operations in Bougainville.
Tupou VI was confirmed by his brother, Siaosi Tupou V, on 27 September 2006. He is currently King of Tonga. Tupou VI married Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho on 11 December 1982, in the Chapel Royal of the Royal Palace. He has three children, including a daughter. His wife Nanasipau’u is the second cousin of Commander in Chief Baron Vaea. Tupou VI was awarded the Royal Order of the Crown Medal by his king for his efforts to promote peace in Asia.
Tupou was appointed the first High Commissioner of Tonga in Australia in 2008. Tupou also served as the Minister of Defense of Tonga and Minister of Foreign Affairs concurrently from 1998 to 2006. In 2006, he resigned from both positions, due to protests against the government. He was later appointed to the post of Prime Minister at the King’s discretion. Feletti Seville became his successor. He also served as the Prime Minister of Vanuatu.
In April 2017, Tupou visited Thailand. He received a study visit sponsored by the Thailand International Cooperation Agency. The King also attended the 73rd General Assembly of the UN in New York. During his visit, he awarded a Royal Order of the Crown Medal to Special Envoy to Asia, Marie Kwang. He also received an anointing with sacred oil.
Tupou is a successful king who has made his wealth from his primary career as King of Tonga. He is also a successful Family Member and has a net worth of around $1 to $5 million. He is also one of the richest monarchs in the world.