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100 Shocking Facts About 2,325 Super Rich And Successful Billionaires In The World

A record-breaking 12 million genuinely super rich around the world who were classified as millionaires, but only 2,325 billionaires with an aggregate net worth of approximately $7.291 trillion.

That’s an exclusive ultra wealthy club, of which the likes of Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Rupert Murdoch,  Mark Zuckerberg, and Richard Branson are members.

CEOWORLD magazine and BnbData Consultancy Services decided to dig a little deeper into research firm UBS & WEALTH-X’s BILLIONAIRE CENSUS 2014.

By compiling this list I’m not suggesting that these are the only 11 common traits of successful billionaires, I’m simply shedding light on some facts I’ve come to find.

So today I figured I’d eliminate the fluff and give you a list of the 11 shocking facts of the world’s 2,325 super rich and successful billionaires.

Bill Gates

– The 2,325 billionaires control nearly 4 percent of the world’s wealth.

– For every three million people on the planet there’s only one billionaire.

– The billionaire population grew by 7 percent to reach 2,325, between July 2013 and June 2014.

– 99% of the world’s  billionaires worth between $1 billion and $10 billion.

– The combined wealth of the 2,325 billionaires in the world increased by 12 percent to $7.3 trillion.

– If there is an average billionaire, he or she is worth around $3 billion.

– Europe has the highest number of billionaires population — 775 billionaires with an aggregate net worth of approximately $2.375 trillion.

– NORTH AMERICA has 609 billionaires with an aggregate net worth of approximately $2.371 trillion.

– Asia has 560 billionaires with an aggregate net worth of approximately $1.410 trillion.

– An average billionaire is 63 years old, and 93 percent of the world’s billionaire population is over 45.

– The US remains the country with the highest number of billionaires — 571 billionaires, with an aggregate net worth of approximately $2.266 trillion.

Warren-Buffett

TOP 20 BILLIONAIRE COUNTRIES

1. UNITED STATES
Number of billionaires: 571
Net worth of approximately: $2,266 billion.

2. CHINA
Number of billionaires: 190
Net worth of approximately: $440 billion.

3. UNITED KINGDOM
Number of billionaires: 130
Net worth of approximately: $395 billion.

4. GERMANY
Number of billionaires: 123
Net worth of approximately: $413 billion.

5. RUSSIA
Number of billionaires: 114
Net worth of approximately: $365 billion.

6. INDIA
Number of billionaires: 100
Net worth of approximately: $175 billion.

7. SWITZERLAND
Number of billionaires: 86
Net worth of approximately: $200 billion.

8. HONG KONG
Number of billionaires: 82
Net worth of approximately: $343 billion.

9. BRAZIL
Number of billionaires: 61
Net worth of approximately: $182 billion.

10. SAUDI ARABIA
Number of billionaires: 57
Net worth of approximately: $166 billion.

11. FRANCE
Number of billionaires: 46
Net worth of approximately: $213 billion.

12. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Number of billionaires: 46
Net worth of approximately: $132 billion.

13. CANADA
Number of billionaires: 38
Net worth of approximately: $105 billion.

14. TURKEY
Number of billionaires: 38
Net worth of approximately: $69 billion.

15. ITALY
Number of billionaires: 33
Net worth of approximately: $115 billion.

16. JAPAN
Number of billionaires: 33
Net worth of approximately: $92 billion.

17. SPAIN
Number of billionaires: 32
Net worth of approximately: $130 billion.

18. AUSTRALIA
Number of billionaires: 32
Net worth of approximately: $90 billion.

19. SINGAPORE
Number of billionaires: 32
Net worth of approximately: $65 billion.

20. TAIWAN
Number of billionaires: 29
Net worth of approximately: $57 billion.

–  Billionaires in the United States now account for nearly 25 percent of the total global billionaire population.

– 60 percent of billionaires made their wealth themselves, like George Soros, Carl Icahn, Jack Ma, Sergey Brin, Larry Ellison, Larry Page, and Jeff Bezos.

George Soros

– Meanwhile, 26.9 percent became billionaires from re-investing inherited wealth, and 13 percent of them inherited their billionaire status straight out.

– Over 65 percent of the world’s female billionaires fully inherited their wealth.

– 34 percent of the world’s billionaire is concentrated in the 20 cities with the largest billionaire populations.

TOP 20 BILLIONAIRE CITIES

1. NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
Number of billionaires: 103

2. MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Number of billionaires: 85

3. HONG KONG
Number of billionaires: 82

4. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Number of billionaires: 72

5. BEIJING, CHINA
Number of billionaires: 37

6. SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
Number of billionaires:36

7. ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Number of billionaires: 35

8. DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Number of billionaires: 34

9. PARIS, FRANCE
Number of billionaires: 33

10. SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
Number of billionaires: 32

11. MUMBAI, INDIA
Number of billionaires: 28

12. TOKYO, JAPAN
Number of billionaires: 26

13. LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES
Number of billionaires: 25

14. SHENZHEN, CHINA
Number of billionaires: 25

15. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Number of billionaires: 23

16. MEXICO, CITY MEXICO
Number of billionaires: 21

17. SHANGHAI, CHINA
Number of billionaires: 21

18. TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Number of billionaires: 21

19. MADRID, SPAIN
Number of billionaires: 21

20. RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
Number of billionaires: 20

MALE BILLIONAIRES

The number of male billionaires grew by 7.9% this year.
Number of male billionaires: 2,039
Total worth of 2,039 male billionaires approximately: $6,361 billion
Average Age of male billionaires: 64
WEALTH SOURCE: Self-Made (60% = US$3.2 billion) | Inheritance / Self-Made (26.9% = US$2.9 billion) | Inheritance (13.1% = US$3.2 billion)
MARITAL STATUS: Married (89%) | Divorced (6%) | Single (3%) | Widowed (2%)

TOP 5 INDUSTRIES OF MALE BILLIONAIRES:

  1. FINANCE, BANKING & INVESTMENT 20.0% OF MALE BILLIONAIRES
  2. INDUSTRIAL CONGLOMERATES 12.4% OF MALE BILLIONAIRES
  3. REAL ESTATE 7.6% OF MALE BILLIONAIRES
  4. MANUFACTURING 5.2% OF MALE BILLIONAIRES
  5. TEXTILES, APPAREL & LUXURY GOODS 4.5% OF MALE BILLIONAIRES

FEMALE BILLIONAIRES

Over 65% of the world’s female billionaires fully inherited their wealth.
Number of female billionaires: 286
Total worth of 286 female billionaires approximately: US$930 billion
Average Age of female billionaires: 61
WEALTH SOURCE: Self-Made (65.4% = US$3.5 billion) | Inheritance / Self-Made (17.5% = US$3.4 billion) | Inheritance (17.1% = US$2.2 billion)
MARITAL STATUS: Married (65%) | Divorced (10.1%) | Single (3.9%) | Widowed (21%)

TOP 5 INDUSTRIES OF FEMALE BILLIONAIRES:

  1. NON-PROFIT & SOCIAL ORGANISATIONS  = 14.7% OF FEMALE BILLIONAIRES
  2. FINANCE, BANKING & INVESTMENT = 14.3% OF FEMALE BILLIONAIRES
  3. INDUSTRIAL CONGLOMERATES  = 10.1% OF FEMALE BILLIONAIRES
  4.  TEXTILES, APPAREL & LUXURY GOODS  = 7.7% OF FEMALE BILLIONAIRES
  5.  FOOD PRODUCTS  = 5.6% OF FEMALE BILLIONAIRES

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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