China has the most billionaires in the world, with 248 more than the next closest country, the United States, according to the Hurun Global Rich List. There are 819 billionaires in China, 571 in the United States, 131 in India, and 118 in the United Kingdom.
London was the only British city in the top 30, laying claim to 70 of the 118 billionaires in the United Kingdom.
With 31 additional billionaires, India replaced Germany, where it currently stands at 5th place with 114 billionaires. The list of Indian billionaires does not include billionaires of Indian origin, which would increase the number to 170.
The report further stated that there are 114 billionaires in Germany, followed by 83 in Switzerland, 71 in Russia, 51 in France, and 49 in both Brazil and Canada.
In another record-breaking year for billionaires, in total, there are now 2,694 billionaires in the world, up 437 from last year. Their total wealth increased by 31% to $10.5 trillion
Interestingly, the “Big Five” – China, the United States, India, the United Kingdom, and Germany with 819, 571, 131, 118, and 114 billionaires, making up over 65% of the billionaires on the planet.
|Rank||Country||Number of billionaires|
|20||United Arab Emirates||24|
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