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List of countries by the number of billionaires

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Countries by the number of billionaires by net worth (USD) in 2017

This is a list of countries by the number of billionaires by net worth (USD) based on an annual assessment of wealth and assets compiled and published by Forbes magazine.[1] This list excludes lists compiled and published by Business Insider, Challenges, Hurun Report,[2] The Sunday Times, UBS and other sources.

Billionaires by continent

World
rank
Continent Number of
billionaires
[1]
Richest in the continent Net worth in billions (USD) Date updated
World 2,208 Jeff Bezos 132.8 May 2018
1 Asia 719 Ma Huateng 51.1 April 2018
2 North America 631 Jeff Bezos 132.8 May 2018
3 Europe 559 Bernard Arnault 83.7 May 2018
4 South America 85 Jorge Paulo Lemann 29.7 January 2018
5 Oceania 35 Gina Rinehart 17.40 2018
6 Africa 25 Aliko Dangote 14.1 March 2018

Billionaires by country or dependency

Continents each country resides in:
  Asia
  North America
  Europe
  South America
  Oceania
  Africa
  Transcontinental

World
rank
Country Number of
billionaires
Richest in the country Richest in the country's net worth in billions USD (year)
1  United States 585 Jeff Bezos 132.8 (2018)
2  China 476 Ma Huateng 51.1 (2018)
3  India[3] 131 Mukesh Ambani 40.5 (2018)
4  Germany 114 Beate Heister and Karl Albrecht Jr. 31.1 (2017)
5  Russia 96 Leonid Mikhelson 18.4 (2017)
6  Hong Kong 67 Li Ka-shing 37.7 (2018)
7  United Kingdom 54 Hinduja family 19.8 (2018)
8  Brazil 43 Jorge Paulo Lemann 29.7 (2018)
9  Italy 42 Maria Franca Fissolo 28 (2018)
10  Canada 39 David Thomson 27.2 (2017)
11  France 38 Bernard Arnault 83.5 (2018)
 South Korea 38 Lee Kun-hee 20.6 (2018)
13   Switzerland 36 Ernesto Bertarelli 9 (2017)
14  Australia 33 Gina Rinehart 17.40 (2018)
 Japan 33 Masayoshi Son 23 (2018)
16  Sweden 31 Stefan Persson 18.9 (2017)
 Taiwan 31 Terry Gou 10.6 (2017)
18  Turkey 29 Murat Ülker 3.9 (2017)
19  Spain 25 Amancio Ortega 68.4 (2018)
20  Singapore 21 Robert and Philip Ng 9.7 (2017)
21  Indonesia 20 Robert Budi Hartono 12.6 (2018)
 Thailand 20 Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi 19.9 (2018)
23  Israel 18 Eyal Ofer 9.7 (2018)
24  Mexico 15 Carlos Slim Helú 70.5 (2018)
25  Philippines 14 Henry Sy 19.8 (2018)
 Norway 14 Odd Reitan 4.19 (2017)
27  Chile 12 Iris Fontbona 16.3 (2018)
 Malaysia 12 Robert Kuok 15.4 (2018)
29  Netherlands 10 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken 16.1 (2018)
 Saudi Arabia 10 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud 18.7
31  Austria 8 Dietrich Mateschitz 21.2 (2018)
 Ireland 8 Pallonji Mistry 18.7 (2018)
 South Africa 8 Nicky Oppenheimer 7 (2017)
34  Argentina 7 Alejandro Bulgheroni 3.5 (2017)
 Egypt 7 Nassef Sawiris 5.3 (2016)
 Finland 7 Antti Herlin 4.2 (2016)
United Arab Emirates UAE 7 Al Ghurair Family 5.9 (2018)
37  Cyprus 6 John Fredriksen 7.4 (2018)
 Czech Republic 6 Petr Kellner 11.4
 Denmark 6 Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen 5.5 (2018)
 Ukraine 6 Rinat Akhmetov 4.5
41  Kazakhstan 5 Bulat Utemuratov 2.3 (2015)
 Peru 5 Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor 2.6 (2017)
43  Greece 4 Spiros Latsis 3.2 (2018)
 Kuwait 4 Bassam and Kutayba Alghanim 1.4 (2018)
 Lebanon 4 Najib and Taha Mikati 2.7 (2018)
 Monaco 4 Tatiana Casiraghi 2.3 (2017)
 Poland 4 Dominika and Sebastian Kulczyk 3.8 (2018)
 Portugal 4 Américo Amorim 4.8 (2017)
 Vietnam 4 Pham Nhat Vuong 6.9 (2018)
49  Colombia 3 Luis Carlos Sarmiento 11.3 (2017)
 Morocco 3 Othman Benjelloun 1.67 (2018)
 Nigeria 3 Aliko Dangote 14.1 (2018)
 Oman 3 Suhail Bahwan 3.4 (2018)
54  Belgium 2 Albert Frère 5.2 (2017)
 New Zealand 2 Graeme Hart 10.3 (2018)
 St. Kitts & Nevis 2 Wu Xu 1.6 (2018)
 Venezuela 2 Juan Carlos Escotet 4.4 (2018)
59  Algeria 1 Issad Rebrab 4.31 (2017)
 Angola 1 Isabel dos Santos 3.5 (2017)
 Bangladesh 1 Salman F Rahman 8.5 (2018)
 Georgia 1 Bidzina Ivanishvili 4.5 (2017)
 Guernsey 1 Stephen Lansdown 2.4 (2018)
 Hungary 1 Sandor Csanyi 1.14 (2018)
 Iceland 1 Thor Björgólfsson 1.99 (2018)
 Jordan 1 Ziyad Manasir 1.1 (2015)
 Liechtenstein 1 Christoph Zeller 2.5 (2016)
 Macau 1 Hoi Kin Hong 1.58 (2018)
   Nepal 1 Binod Chaudhary 1.5 (2018)
 Romania 1 Ion Țiriac 1.19 (2018)
 Slovakia 1 Ivan Chrenko 1.31 (2018)
 Swaziland 1 Nathan Kirsh 3.9 (2017)
 Tanzania 1 Mohammed Dewji 1.52 (2018)
 Zimbabwe 1 Strive Masiyiwa 1.65 (2018)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b The World's Billionaires List, forbes.com
  2. ^ Hurun Global Rich List 2016 Archived 2016-04-30 at the Wayback Machine., hurun.net
  3. ^ "India climbs back to third spot in billionaires list". The Financial Express. 2018-03-01. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  4. ^ VnExpress. "Vietnam's billionaire count doubles to 4 on Forbes' rich list - VnExpress International".
  5. ^ "The World's Billionaires".