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List of countries by the number of US dollar billionaires

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The following list of billionaires is compiled annually by Forbes magazine.[1] It excludes heads of state and government, as their wealth is usually tied to their positions.

List of countries with 10 or more billionaires in 2015

Source Hurun

Rank Country / Region Number of billionaires Richest of the Country / Region
1  United States 536 Bill Gates
2  China 213 Wang Jianlin
3  India 111 Mukesh Ambani
4  Germany 103 Georg Schaeffler
5  Russia 88 Vladimir Potanin
6  Hong Kong 55 Li Ka-shing
7  Brazil 54 Jorge Paulo Lemann
8  United Kingdom 53 Hinduja brothers
9  France 47 Liliane Bettencourt and family
10  Canada 39 David Thomson and family
11  Italy 39 Giovanni Ferrero 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  Spain 21 Amancio Ortega
21  Singapore 19 Robert Ng and Philip Ng
22  Thailand 17 Dhanin Chearavanont and family
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  Saudi Arabia 10 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
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 = 578

Rank Nation/Region Number of billionaires 2015[1]
1  People's Republic of China 213
2  India 111
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  Thailand 16
11  Malaysia 12
12  Philippines 11
13  Saudi Arabia 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 = 520

Rank Nation Number of billionaires 2016[1]
1  Germany 120
2  Russia 77
3  United Kingdom 50
4  France 40
5  Italy 43
6  Turkey 30
7   Switzerland 32
8  Sweden 26
9  Spain 21
10  Norway 13
11  Netherlands 9
12  Austria 6
13  Denmark 6
14  Finland 6
15  Ireland 6
16  Cyprus 5
17  Czech Republic 5
18  Ukraine 5
19  Monaco 4
20  Poland 3
21  Portugal 3
22  Belgium 3
23  Greece 2
24  Georgia 1
25  Guernsey 1
26  Iceland 1
27  Romania 1
28  Liechtenstein 1

North America

Total = 587

Rank Nation Number of billionaires 2016[1]
1  United States 540
2  Canada 33
3  Mexico 14

Oceania

Total = 27

Rank Nation Number of billionaires 2016[1]
1  Australia 25
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 g "The World's Billionaires: 2015 Ranking". Retrieved 2016-06-20. 

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