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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.

Mindy Wright

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Senior editor at CEOWORLD magazine
Philadelphia native Mindy is passionate about creating lists about anything and everything. She recently moved to New York. Mindy is a frequent keynote speaker at prestigious conferences and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.Her favorite Quote: "It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it!” Voracious reader. Writer + Editor + Philly girl.
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