The United States has the most billionaires in the world, with 420 more than the next closest country, China, according to Wealth-X’s 2019 Billionaire Census report. There are 705 billionaires in the United States, 285 in China, 146 in Germany, 102 in Russia, and 97 in the United Kingdom.
The combined net worth of US billionaires exceeds the total billionaire wealth of the next eight highest-ranked countries (China, China, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Hong Kong, India, Saudi Arabia, and France).
The report further stated that the top 15 countries accounted for 75 percent of the global billionaire population. Collectively, the 1,942 billionaires in these 15 countries are worth $6.8 trillion — that accounts for 79 percent of total global billionaire wealth in 2018.
Countries With The Most Billionaires, 2019
- United States
Number of billionaires: 705
Total billionaire wealth: $3,013 billion
Richest Individual: Jeff Bezos ($118 billion)
Number of billionaires: 285
Total billionaire wealth: $996 billion
Richest Individual: Jack Ma ($41.8 billion)
Number of billionaires: 146
Total billionaire wealth: $442 billion
Richest Individual: Dieter Schwarz ($23.6 billion)
Number of billionaires: 102
Total billionaire wealth: $355 billion
Richest Individual: Leonid Mikhelson ($21.6 billion)
- United Kingdom
Number of billionaires: 97
Total billionaire wealth: $209 billion
Richest Individual: Jim Ratcliffe ($18.7 billion)
Number of billionaires: 91
Total billionaire wealth: $240 billion
Richest Individual: Ernesto Bertarelli ($16 billion)
- Hong Kong
Number of billionaires: 87
Total billionaire wealth: $259 billion
Richest Individual: Li Ka-Shing ($30.8 billion)
Number of billionaires: 82
Total billionaire wealth: $284 billion
Richest Individual: Mukesh Ambani ($49.5 billion)
- Saudi Arabia
Number of billionaires: 57
Total billionaire wealth: $147 billion
Richest Individual: Alwaleed Al Saud ($14.7 billion)
Number of billionaires: 55
Total billionaire wealth: $195 billion
Richest Individual: Bernard Arnault ($88.5 billion)
- United Arab Emirates
Number of billionaires: 55
Total billionaire wealth: $165 billion
Richest Individual: Majid Al Futtaim ($5.13 billion)
Number of billionaires: 49
Total billionaire wealth: $154 billion
Richest Individual: Jorge Paulo Lemann ($22.4 billion)
Number of billionaires: 47
Total billionaire wealth: $141 billion
Richest Individual: Giovanni Ferrero ($24.2 billion)
Number of billionaires: 45
Total billionaire wealth: $87 billion
Richest Individual: Sherry Brydson ($8.39 billion)
Number of billionaires: 39
Total billionaire wealth: $84 billion
Richest Individual: Wee Cho Yaw ($8.53 billion)
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