List of countries by the number of billionaires

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
World2,208Jeff Bezos132.8May 2018
1Asia719Ma Huateng51.1April 2018
2North America631Jeff Bezos132.8May 2018
3Europe559Bernard Arnault83.7May 2018
4South America85Jorge Paulo Lemann29.7January 2018
5Oceania35Gina Rinehart17.402018
6Africa25Aliko Dangote14.1March 2018

Billionaires by country or dependency

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

World
rank
Country Number of
billionaires
Richest in the country Richest in the country's net worth in billions USD (year)
1 China819[3]Ma Huateng51.1 (2018)
2 United States585Jeff Bezos132.8 (2018)
3 India[4]131Mukesh Ambani40.5 (2018)
4 Germany114Beate Heister and Karl Albrecht Jr.31.1 (2017)
5 Russia96Leonid Mikhelson18.4 (2017)
6 Hong Kong67Li Ka-shing37.7 (2018)
7 United Kingdom54Hinduja family19.8 (2018)
8 Brazil43Jorge Paulo Lemann29.7 (2018)
9 Italy42Maria Franca Fissolo28 (2018)
10 Canada39David Thomson27.2 (2017)
11 France38Bernard Arnault83.5 (2018)
 South Korea38Lee Kun-hee20.6 (2018)
13  Switzerland36Ernesto Bertarelli9 (2017)
14 Australia33Gina Rinehart17.40 (2018)
 Japan33Masayoshi Son23 (2018)
16 Sweden31Stefan Persson18.9 (2017)
 Taiwan31Terry Gou10.6 (2017)
18 Turkey29Murat Ülker3.9 (2017)
19 Spain25Amancio Ortega68.4 (2018)
20 Singapore21Robert and Philip Ng9.7 (2017)
21 Indonesia20Robert Budi Hartono12.6 (2018)
 Thailand20Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi19.9 (2018)
23 Israel18Eyal Ofer9.7 (2018)
24 Mexico15Carlos Slim Helú70.5 (2018)
25 Philippines14Henry Sy19.8 (2018)
 Norway14Odd Reitan4.19 (2017)
27 Chile12Iris Fontbona16.3 (2018)
 Malaysia12Robert Kuok15.4 (2018)
29 Netherlands10Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken16.1 (2018)
 Saudi Arabia10Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud18.7
31 Austria8Dietrich Mateschitz21.2 (2018)
 Ireland8Pallonji Mistry18.7 (2018)
 South Africa8Nicky Oppenheimer7 (2017)
34 Argentina7Alejandro Bulgheroni3.5 (2017)
 Egypt7Nassef Sawiris5.3 (2016)
 Finland7Antti Herlin4.2 (2016)
UAE7Al Ghurair Family5.9 (2018)
37 Cyprus6John Fredriksen7.4 (2018)
 Czech Republic6Petr Kellner11.4
 Denmark6Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen5.5 (2018)
 Ukraine6Rinat Akhmetov4.5
41 Kazakhstan5Bulat Utemuratov2.3 (2015)
 Peru5Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor2.6 (2017)
43 Greece4Spiros Latsis3.2 (2018)
 Kuwait4Bassam and Kutayba Alghanim1.4 (2018)
 Lebanon4Najib and Taha Mikati2.7 (2018)
 Monaco4Tatiana Casiraghi2.3 (2017)
 Poland4Dominika and Sebastian Kulczyk3.8 (2018)
 Portugal4Américo Amorim4.8 (2017)
 Vietnam4Pham Nhat Vuong6.9 (2018)
49 Colombia3Luis Carlos Sarmiento11.3 (2017)
 Morocco3Othman Benjelloun1.67 (2018)
 Nigeria3Aliko Dangote14.1 (2018)
 Oman3Suhail Bahwan3.4 (2018)
54 Belgium2Albert Frère5.2 (2017)
 New Zealand2Graeme Hart10.3 (2018)
 St. Kitts & Nevis2Wu Xu1.6 (2018)
 Venezuela2Juan Carlos Escotet4.4 (2018)
59 Algeria1Issad Rebrab4.31 (2017)
 Angola1Isabel dos Santos3.5 (2017)
 Bangladesh1Salman F Rahman8.5 (2018)
 Georgia1Bidzina Ivanishvili4.5 (2017)
 Guernsey1Stephen Lansdown2.4 (2018)
 Hungary1Sandor Csanyi1.14 (2018)
 Iceland1Thor Björgólfsson1.99 (2018)
 Jordan1Ziyad Manasir1.1 (2015)
 Liechtenstein1Christoph Zeller2.5 (2016)
 Macau1Hoi Kin Hong1.58 (2018)
   Nepal1Binod Chaudhary1.5 (2018)
 Romania1Ion Țiriac1.19 (2018)
 Slovakia1Ivan Chrenko1.31 (2018)
 Swaziland1Nathan Kirsh3.9 (2017)
 Tanzania1Mohammed Dewji1.52 (2018)
 Zimbabwe1Strive Masiyiwa1.65 (2018)

See also

References

  1. 1 2 The World's Billionaires List, forbes.com
  2. Hurun Global Rich List 2016 Archived 2016-04-30 at the Wayback Machine., hurun.net
  3. "Communist China has 104 billionaires leading the country while Xi Jinping promises to lift millions out of poverty" https://www.businessinsider.com/billionaires-in-china-xi-jinping-parliament-income-inequality-2018-3
  4. "India climbs back to third spot in billionaires list". The Financial Express. 2018-03-01. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
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