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Countries by the number of billionaires by net worth (USD) in 2017

This is a list of countries by the number of billionaires by net worth (USD) based on an annual assessment of wealth and assets compiled and published by Forbes magazine.[1] This list excludes lists compiled and published by Business Insider, Challenges, Hurun Report,[2] The Sunday Times, UBS and other sources.

Billionaires by continent

World
rank
Continent Number of
billionaires
[1]
Richest in the continent Net worth in billions (USD) Date updated
World 2,208 Jeff Bezos 132.8 May 2018
1 Asia 719 Mukesh Ambani 50.0 April 2019
2 North America 631 Jeff Bezos 132.8 May 2018
3 Europe 559 Bernard Arnault 83.7 May 2018
4 South America 85 Jorge Paulo Lemann 29.7 January 2018
5 Oceania 35 Gina Rinehart 17.40 2018
6 Africa 25 Aliko Dangote 14.1 March 2018

Billionaires by country or dependency

Continents each country resides in:
  Asia
  North America
  Europe
  South America
  Oceania
  Africa
  Transcontinental

World
rank
Country or dependency Number of
billionaires
Population per one billionaire (thousands) Richest in the country or dependency Richest in the country or dependency's net worth in billions USD (year)
1   United States 585 559 Jeff Bezos 132.8 (2018)
2   China 476 2912 Ma Huateng 38.8 (2019)
3   India[3] 131 10221 Mukesh Ambani 50.0 (2019)
4   Germany 114 726 Beate Heister and Karl Albrecht Jr. 31.1 (2017)
5   Russia 96 1505 Leonid Mikhelson 18.4 (2017)
6   Hong Kong 67 110 Li Ka-shing 37.7 (2018)
7   United Kingdom 54 1223 Hinduja family 19.8 (2018)
8   Brazil 43 4867 Jorge Paulo Lemann 29.7 (2018)
9   Italy 42 1443 Maria Franca Fissolo 28 (2018)
10   Canada 39 950 David Thomson 27.2 (2017)
11   France 38 1763 Bernard Arnault 74.7 (2018)
  South Korea 38 1354 Lee Kun-hee 20.6 (2018)
13    Switzerland 36 234 Ernesto Bertarelli 9 (2017)
14   Australia 33 745 Gina Rinehart 17.40 (2018)
  Japan 33 3842 Masayoshi Son 23 (2018)
16   Sweden 31 322 Stefan Persson 18.9 (2017)
  Taiwan 31 761 Terry Gou 10.6 (2017)
18   Turkey 29 2752 Murat Ülker 3.9 (2017)
19   Spain 25 1869 Amancio Ortega 68.4 (2018)
20   Singapore 21 267 Robert and Philip Ng 9.7 (2017)
21   Indonesia 20 13200 Robert Budi Hartono 12.6 (2018)
  Thailand 20 3452 Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi 19.9 (2018)
23   Israel 18 484 Eyal Ofer 9.7 (2018)
24   Mexico 15 8613 Carlos Slim Helú 70.5 (2018)
25   Philippines 14 7493 Henry Sy 19.8 (2018)
  Norway 14 376 Odd Reitan 4.19 (2017)
27   Chile 12 1504 Iris Fontbona 16.3 (2018)
  Malaysia 12 2635 Robert Kuok 15.4 (2018)
29   Netherlands 10 1708 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken 16.1 (2018)
  Saudi Arabia 10 3294 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud 18.7
31   Austria 8 1097 Dietrich Mateschitz 21.2 (2018)
  Ireland 8 598 Pallonji Mistry 18.7 (2018)
  South Africa 8 7090 Nicky Oppenheimer 7 (2017)
34   Argentina 7 6324 Alejandro Bulgheroni 3.5 (2017)
  Egypt 7 13936 Nassef Sawiris 5.3 (2016)
  Finland 7 786 Antti Herlin 4.2 (2016)
  UAE 7 1343 Al Ghurair Family 5.9 (2018)
37   Cyprus 6 142 John Fredriksen 7.4 (2018)
  Czech Republic 6 1763 Petr Kellner 11.4
  Denmark 6 958 Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen 5.5 (2018)
  Ukraine 6 7472 Rinat Akhmetov 5.5 (2018)
41   Kazakhstan 5 3608 Bulat Utemuratov 2.6 (2018)
  Peru 5 6434 Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor 3.4 (2018)
43   Greece 4 2685 Spiros Latsis 3.2 (2018)
  Kuwait 4 1105 Bassam and Kutayba Alghanim 1.4 (2018)
  Lebanon 4 1714 Najib and Taha Mikati 2.7 (2018)
  Monaco 4 10 Tatiana Casiraghi 2.2 (2018)
  Poland 4 9603 Dominika and Sebastian Kulczyk 3.8 (2018)
  Portugal 4 2569 Américo Amorim 4.8 (2017)
  Vietnam 4 23838 Pham Nhat Vuong 6.9 (2018)
49   Colombia 3 16356 Luis Carlos Sarmiento 11.3 (2017)
  Morocco 3 11685 Othman Benjelloun 1.67 (2018)
  Nigeria 3 66988 Aliko Dangote 14.1 (2018)
  Oman 3 1544 Suhail Bahwan 3.4 (2018)
54   Belgium 2 5734 Albert Frère 5.2 (2017)
  New Zealand 2 2485 Graeme Hart 10.3 (2018)
  Pakistan 2 100000 Mian Muhammad Mansha 3.7 (2019)
  St. Kitts & Nevis 2 26 Wu Xu 1.6 (2018)
  Venezuela 2 16110 Juan Carlos Escotet 4.4 (2018)
59   Algeria 1 43378 Issad Rebrab 4.31 (2017)
  Angola 1 30175 Isabel dos Santos 2.6 (2018)
  Bangladesh 1[citation needed] 166769[citation needed] Salman F Rahman[citation needed] ??[citation needed]
  Eswatini (Swaziland) 1 1367 Nathan Kirsh 4.3 (2018)
  Georgia 1 3724 Bidzina Ivanishvili 4.6 (2018)
  Guernsey 1 62 Stephen Lansdown 2.4 (2018)
  Hungary 1 9764 Sandor Csanyi 1.14 (2018)
  Iceland 1 359 Thor Björgólfsson 1.99 (2018)
  Jordan 1 10443 Ziyad Manasir 1.1 (2015)
  Liechtenstein 1 38 Christoph Zeller 3.9 (2018)
  Macau 1 623 Hoi Kin Hong 1.58 (2018)
    Nepal 1 29610 Binod Chaudhary 1.5 (2018)
  Romania 1 19524 Ion Țiriac 1.19 (2018)
  Slovakia 1 5450 Ivan Chrenko 1.31 (2018)
  Tanzania 1 55891 Mohammed Dewji 1.52 (2018)
  Zimbabwe 1 15160 Strive Masiyiwa 1.65 (2018)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b The World's Billionaires List, forbes.com
  2. ^ Hurun Global Rich List 2016 Archived 2016-04-30 at the Wayback Machine, hurun.net
  3. ^ "Asia's billionaire is Now Mukesh Ambani". Forbes. 2019-03-04. Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  4. ^ VnExpress. "Vietnam's billionaire count doubles to 4 on Forbes' rich list - VnExpress International".
  5. ^ "The World's Billionaires".