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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 by net worth, 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 536 Bill Gates
2  China 213 Wang Jianlin
3  Germany 103 Georg Schaeffler
4  India 90 Mukesh Ambani
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 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  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  Norway 10 Odd Reitan
29  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 = 13

Rank Nation/Region Number of billionaires 2015[1]
1  Egypt 8
2  South Africa 7
3  Nigeria 5
4  Morocco 3

Asia

Total = 412

Rank Nation/Region Number of billionaires 2013[1]
1  People's Republic of China 122
2  India 90
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 = 395

Rank Nation Number of billionaires 2015[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  Finland 5
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 2015[1]
1  Australia 18
2  New Zealand 3

South America

Total = 51

Rank Per capita
rank
Nation Number of billionaires 2015[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 5 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "How NAFTA Helped The Mexican Billionaires' Club - npr". Carrie Kahn. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 

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