List of countries by the number of US dollar billionaires

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The following lists of billionaires are listed by number, nationality, and continent. The lists, compiled annually by Forbes Magazine, exclude heads of state and government by net worth, as their wealth is tied to their positions.

List of countries with 10 or more billionaires in 2014

Source

Rank Country / Region Number of billionaires Richest of the Country / Region
1  United States 492 Bill Gates
2  China 152 Wang Jianlin
3  Russia 111 Alisher Usmanov
4  Germany 85 Dieter Schwarz
5  Brazil 65 Jorge Paulo Lemann
6  India 56 Mukesh Ambani
7  United Kingdom 47 Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor and family
8  Hong Kong 45 Li Ka-shing
9  France 43 Liliane Bettencourt and family
10  Italy 35 Michele Ferrero and family
11  Canada 32 David Thomson and family
12  Australia 29 Gina Rinehart
13  Taiwan 28 Tsai Eng-Meng
14  Japan 27 Masayoshi Son
14  South Korea 27 Lee Kun-Hee
16  Spain 26 Amancio Ortega
17  Turkey 24 Murat Ülker
18   Switzerland 21 Ernesto Bertarelli and family
19  Indonesia 19 R. Budi Hartono
19  Sweden 19 Stefan Persson
21  Israel 18 Eyal Ofer
22  Mexico 16 Carlos Slim Helu and family
22  Singapore 16 Robert Ng and Philip Ng
24  Malaysia 13 Robert Kuok
25  Chile 12 Iris Fontbona and family
26  Thailand 11 Dhanin Chearavanont and family
27  Austria 10 Dietrich Mateschitz
27  Philippines 10 Henry Sy and family
Rest of the World 156 Aliko Dangote, Nigeria
Total 1,645 Bill Gates

Billionaires by continent (for 2012–13)

Africa

Total = 13

Rank Nation/Region Number of billionaires 2012[1]
1  Egypt 7
2  South Africa 4
3  Nigeria 2

Asia

Total = 412

Rank Nation/Region Number of billionaires 2013[1]
1  People's Republic of China 122
2  India 55
3  Hong Kong 39
4  Republic of China (Taiwan) 26
5  Indonesia 25
6  South Korea 24
7  Japan 22
8  Israel 17
9  Philippines 11
10  Malaysia 10
11  Singapore 10
12  Thailand 10
13  Saudi Arabia 8
14  Lebanon 6
15  Kuwait 5
16  Kazakhstan 5
17  United Arab Emirates 4
18  Vietnam 1
19    Nepal 1
20  Pakistan 1

Europe

Total = 390

Rank Nation Number of billionaires 2012[1]
1  Russia 110
2  Germany 58
3  Turkey 43
4  United Kingdom 37
5  France 24
6  Italy 23
7  Spain 20
8  Sweden 14
9   Switzerland 13
10  Ukraine 10
11  Austria 8
12  Netherlands 6
12  Norway 6
12  Denmark 6
13  Ireland 5
14  Poland 4
14  Czech Republic 4
15  Portugal 3
15  Greece 3
15  Monaco 3
16  Romania 1
16  Guernsey 1
16  Georgia 1

North America

Total = 486

Rank Nation Number of billionaires[1][2]
1  United States 442
2  Canada 29
3  Mexico 15

Oceania

Total = 21

Rank Nation Number of billionaires 2012[1]
1  Australia 18
2  New Zealand 3

South America

Total = 51

Rank Per capita
rank
Nation Number of billionaires 2012[1]
1 2  Brazil 37
2 1  Chile 5
3 5  Argentina 4
4 6  Colombia 3
5 4  Venezuela 2

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "The World's Billionaires". Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "How NAFTA Helped The Mexican Billionaires' Club - npr". Carrie Kahn. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 

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