Billionaire

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A billionaire, in countries that use the short scale number naming system, is a person with a net worth of at least one billion (1,000,000,000) units of a given currency, usually major currencies such as the United States dollar, the euro, or the pound sterling. Forbes magazine updates a complete global list of known U.S. dollar billionaires every year.[1]

Current U.S. dollar billionaires[edit]

According to the Forbes report released in March 2014, there are currently 1,645 U.S. dollar billionaires worldwide from 66 countries, boasting a combined net worth of $6.4 trillion, which is more than the combined GDP of 152 countries.[2][3] The United States has the largest number of billionaires of any country, with 492 as of 2014, while China and Russia are home to 152 and 111 billionaires respectively.[4][5] Among U.S. billionaires, the average age is 66 years.[6]

Statistics[edit]

The table below lists numerous statistics relating to billionaires, including the net worth of the world's wealthiest individual for each year since 2008. Data for each year is from the annual Forbes list of billionaires, with currency figures given in U.S. dollars.

Year Total number of billionaires Combined wealth of known billionaires Number of U.S. billionaires Number of Russian billionaires Number of Chinese billionaires Wealthiest individual Wealthiest individual's net worth
2014[3] 1,645 $6.4 trillion 492 111 152 Bill Gates $78 billion
2013[7] 1,426 $5.4 trillion 442 110 122 Bill Gates $73 billion
2012[8] 1,226 $4.6 trillion 425 96 95 Carlos Slim $73 billion
2011[9] 1,210 $4.5 trillion 413 101 115 Carlos Slim $74 billion
2010[10] 1,011 $3.6 trillion 404 (est.) 62 89 Carlos Slim $53.5 billion
2009[11] 793 $2.4 trillion 359 32 28 Bill Gates $40 billion
2008[12] 1,125 $4.4 trillion 470 (est.) 87 Warren Buffett $62 billion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Matthew; Kroll, Luisa (10 March 2010). "Bill Gates No Longer World's Richest Man". Forbes. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "How do Billionaires Spend Their Cash?". Binary Options. 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Billionaires". Forbes. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Chinese billionaires". Forbes. March 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Russian billionaires". Forbes. March 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Rappeport, Alan (9 March 2011). "Brics becoming billionaire factory". Financial Times. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Inside The 2013 Billionaires List". Forbes. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Forbes World's Billionaires 2012". Forbes. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  9. ^ "World's Billionaires 2011: A Record Year In Numbers, Money And Impact". Forbes. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  10. ^ "Bill Gates No Longer World's Richest Man". Forbes. 10 March 2010. Retrieved 1 April 2012
  11. ^ "The World's Billionaires". Forbes. 11 March 2009. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  12. ^ "World's Billionaires". Forbes. 5 March 2008. Retrieved 1 April 2012.