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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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30 Countries With The Most Billionaires, 2018

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.

RankCountryNumber of billionaires
1China819
2United States571
3India131
4United Kingdom118
5Germany114
6Switzerland83
7Russia71
8France51
9Brazil49
10Canada49
11Japan46
12Italy44
13Thailand44
14Australia41
15South Korea33
16Singapore31
17Turkey30
18Mexico26
19Spain25
20United Arab Emirates24
21Chile23
22Indonesia23
23Israel20
24Sweden20
25Netherlands15
26Denmark15
27Saudi Arabia12
28Philippines12
29Austria12
30Malaysia12

Also read: CEOWORLD magazine’s Rich List Index: The World’s 100 Billionaires; Meet The Richest People On Earth.

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Mindy Wright

Mindy Wright

Deputy Commissioning Editor
Mindy Wright is CEOWORLD magazine's Deputy Commissioning Editor, and leads global newsroom coverage and management. She oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. She has reported from more than 15 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email mindy-wright@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.