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 2014

RankCountry / RegionNumber of billionairesRichest of the Country / Region
1 United States492Bill Gates
2 China152Wang Jianlin
3 Russia111Alisher Usmanov
4 Germany85Karl Albrecht
5 Brazil65Jorge Paulo Lemann
6 India56Mukesh Ambani
7 United Kingdom47Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor and family
8 Hong Kong45Li Ka-shing
9 France43Liliane Bettencourt and family
10 Italy35Michele Ferrero and family
11 Canada32David Thomson and family
12 Australia29Gina Rinehart
13 Taiwan28Tsai Eng-Meng
14 Japan27Masayoshi Son
14 South Korea27Lee Kun-Hee
16 Spain26Amancio Ortega
17 Turkey24Murat Ülker
18  Switzerland21Ernesto Bertarelli and family
19 Indonesia19R. Budi Hartono
19 Sweden19Stefan Persson
21 Israel18Eyal Ofer
22 Mexico16Carlos Slim Helu and family
22 Singapore16Robert Ng and Philip Ng
24 Malaysia13Robert Kuok
25 Chile12Iris Fontbona and family
26 Thailand11Dhanin Chearavanont and family
27 Austria10Dietrich Mateschitz
27 Philippines10Henry Sy and family
Rest of the World156Aliko Dangote, Nigeria
Total1,645Bill Gates

Billionaires by continent

Africa

Total = 13

RankNation/RegionNumber of billionaires 2012[1]
1 Egypt7
1 South Africa4
3 Nigeria2

Asia

Total = 412

RankNation/RegionNumber of billionaires 2013[1]
1 People's Republic of China122
2 India55
3 Hong Kong39
4 Republic of China (Taiwan)26
5 Indonesia25
6 South Korea24
7 Japan22
8 Israel17
9 Philippines11
10 Malaysia10
11 Singapore10
12 Thailand10
13 Saudi Arabia8
14 Lebanon6
15 Kuwait5
16 Kazakhstan5
17 United Arab Emirates4
18 Vietnam1
19   Nepal1
20 Pakistan1

Europe

Total = 390

RankNationNumber of billionaires 2012[1]
1 Russia110
2 Germany58
3 Turkey43
4 United Kingdom37
5 France24
6 Italy23
7 Spain20
8 Sweden14
9  Switzerland13
10 Ukraine10
11 Austria8
12 Netherlands6
12 Norway6
12 Denmark6
13 Ireland5
14 Poland4
14 Czech Republic4
15 Portugal3
15 Greece3
15 Monaco3
16 Romania1
16 Guernsey1
16 Georgia1

North America

Total = 486

RankNationNumber of billionaires[1][2]
1 United States442
2 Canada29
3 Mexico15

Oceania

Total = 21

RankNationNumber of billionaires 2012[1]
1 Australia18
2 New Zealand3

South America

Total = 51

RankPer capita
rank
NationNumber of billionaires 2012[1]
12 Brazil37
21 Chile5
35 Argentina4
46 Colombia3
54 Venezuela2

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "The World's Billionaires". Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "How NAFTA Helped The Mexican Billionaires' Club - npr". Carrie Kahn. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 

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