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. This list excludes lists compiled and published by Business Insider, Challenges, Hurun Report, The Sunday Times, UBS and other sources.
Billionaires by continent
|Richest in the continent||Net worth in billions (USD)||Date updated|
|–||World||2,208||Jeff Bezos||132.8||May 2018|
|1||Asia||719||Ma Huateng||51.1||April 2018|
|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|
|6||Africa||25||Aliko Dangote||14.1||March 2018|
Billionaires by country or dependency
|Continents each country resides in:
- The World's Billionaires List, forbes.com
- Hurun Global Rich List 2016 Archived 2016-04-30 at the Wayback Machine., hurun.net
- "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
- "India climbs back to third spot in billionaires list". The Financial Express. 2018-03-01. Retrieved 2018-03-07.