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Ranked: Countries With The Most Billionaires, 2019

Empire State Building (New York, United States)

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

  1. United States
    Number of billionaires: 705
    Total billionaire wealth: $3,013 billion
    Richest Individual: Jeff Bezos ($118 billion)
  2. China
    Number of billionaires: 285
    Total billionaire wealth: $996 billion
    Richest Individual: Jack Ma ($41.8 billion)
  3. Germany
    Number of billionaires: 146
    Total billionaire wealth: $442 billion
    Richest Individual: Dieter Schwarz ($23.6 billion)
  4. Russia
    Number of billionaires: 102
    Total billionaire wealth: $355 billion
    Richest Individual: Leonid Mikhelson ($21.6 billion)
  5. United Kingdom
    Number of billionaires: 97
    Total billionaire wealth: $209 billion
    Richest Individual: Jim Ratcliffe ($18.7 billion)
  6. Switzerland
    Number of billionaires: 91
    Total billionaire wealth: $240 billion
    Richest Individual: Ernesto Bertarelli ($16 billion)

    Switzerland
  7. Hong Kong
    Number of billionaires: 87
    Total billionaire wealth: $259 billion
    Richest Individual: Li Ka-Shing ($30.8 billion)

    Hong Kong
  8. India
    Number of billionaires: 82
    Total billionaire wealth: $284 billion
    Richest Individual: Mukesh Ambani ($49.5 billion)

    Ambani family from India
  9. Saudi Arabia
    Number of billionaires: 57
    Total billionaire wealth: $147 billion
    Richest Individual: Alwaleed Al Saud ($14.7 billion)

    King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia
  10. France
    Number of billionaires: 55
    Total billionaire wealth: $195 billion
    Richest Individual: Bernard Arnault ($88.5 billion)

    Paris, France
  11. United Arab Emirates
    Number of billionaires: 55
    Total billionaire wealth: $165 billion
    Richest Individual: Majid Al Futtaim ($5.13 billion)

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  12. Brazil
    Number of billionaires: 49
    Total billionaire wealth: $154 billion
    Richest Individual: Jorge Paulo Lemann ($22.4 billion)

    Brazil
  13. Italy
    Number of billionaires: 47
    Total billionaire wealth: $141 billion
    Richest Individual: Giovanni Ferrero ($24.2 billion)

    Florence, Italy
  14. Canada
    Number of billionaires: 45
    Total billionaire wealth: $87 billion
    Richest Individual: Sherry Brydson ($8.39 billion)

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  15. Singapore
    Number of billionaires: 39
    Total billionaire wealth: $84 billion
    Richest Individual: Wee Cho Yaw ($8.53 billion)

    Singapore

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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