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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, as their wealth is tied to their positions.

List of countries with 10 or more billionaires in 2015

Source

Rank Country / Region Number of billionaires Richest of the Country / Region
1  United States 535 Bill Gates
2  China 213 Wang Jianlin
3  United Kingdom 117 Hinduja brothers
4  Germany 103 Georg Schaeffler
5  India 90 Mukesh Ambani
6  Russia 88 Vladimir Potanin
7  Hong Kong 55 Li Ka-shing
8  Brazil 54 Jorge Paulo Lemann
9  France 47 Liliane Bettencourt and family
10  Canada 39 David Thomson and family
11  Italy 39 Maria Franca Fissolo and family
12  Taiwan 33 Tsai Eng-Meng
13  Turkey 32 Murat Ülker
14  South Korea 30 Lee Kun-Hee
15   Switzerland 29 Ernesto Bertarelli and family
16  Australia 27 Gina Rinehart
17  Japan 24 Tadashi Yanai and family
18  Sweden 23 Stefan Persson
19  Indonesia 22 R. Budi Hartono
20  Netherlands 20 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken
21  Spain 20 Amancio Ortega
22  Singapore 19 Robert Ng and Philip Ng
23  Israel 17 Eyal Ofer
24  Mexico 16 Carlos Slim Helu and family
25  Chile 12 Iris Fontbona and family
26  Malaysia 12 Robert Kuok
27  Philippines 11 Henry Sy and family
28  Norway 10 Odd Reitan
29  Saudi Arabia 10 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
30  Thailand 10 Dhanin Chearavanont and family
Rest of the World 154 Pallonji Mistry, Ireland
Total 1,826 Bill Gates

Billionaires by continent

Africa

Total = 29

Rank Nation/Region Number of billionaires 2015[1]
1  Egypt 8
2  South Africa 7
3  Nigeria 5
4  Morocco 3
5  Tanzania 2
6  Algeria 1
7  Angola 1
8  Swaziland 1
9  Uganda 1

Asia

Total = 565

Rank Nation/Region Number of billionaires 2015[1]
1  People's Republic of China 213
2  India 90
3  Hong Kong 55
4  Republic of China (Taiwan) 33
5  South Korea 30
6  Japan 24
7  Indonesia 23
8  Singapore 19
9  Israel 17
10  Malaysia 12
11  Philippines 11
12  Saudi Arabia 10
13  Thailand 10
14  Lebanon 7
15  Kuwait 5
16  Kazakhstan 5
17  United Arab Emirates 4
18  Oman 2
19  Vietnam 1
20    Nepal 1

Europe

Total = 570

Rank Nation Number of billionaires 2015[1]
1  United Kingdom 117
2  Germany 103
3  Russia 88
4  France 47
5  Italy 39
6  Turkey 32
7   Switzerland 29
8  Sweden 23
9  Spain 21
10  Norway 10
11  Netherlands 9
12  Austria 7
13  Cyprus 5
14  Czech Republic 5
15  Denmark 5
16  Finland 5
17  Ireland 5
18  Poland 5
19  Ukraine 5
20  Portugal 3
21  Greece 3
22  Monaco 3
23  Belgium 3
24  Romania 2
25  Guernsey 1
26  Georgia 1
27  Iceland 1
28  Lithuania 1

North America

Total = 591

Rank Nation Number of billionaires 2015[1]
1  United States 536
2  Canada 39
3  Mexico 16

Oceania

Total = 29

Rank Nation Number of billionaires 2015[1]
1  Australia 27
2  New Zealand 2

Central and South America

Total = 85

Rank Nation Number of billionaires 2015[1]
1  Brazil 54
2  Chile 12
3  Peru 6
4  Argentina 5
5  Colombia 3
6  Venezuela 3
7  Guatemala 1
8  St. Kitts & Nevis 1

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "The World's Billionaires: 2015 Ranking". Retrieved 2015-07-29. 

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