What country has the most billionaires?
There are more than 2700 billionaires globally. Over a quarter of the world’s billionaires live in the United States. While the number of billionaires fell amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the figure rebounded and grew again in 2021. Together, the ten countries with the most billionaires have 2159 billionaires, about 78.4% of the global total. Of these countries, Hong Kong has the most billionaires per million people, with 8.83.
Top 10 Countries with the Highest Number of Billionaires:
- United States - 724
- China - 698 (626 mainland, 71 Hong Kong, 1 Macau)
- India - 140
- Germany - 136
- Russia - 117
- Hong Kong - 71
- Brazil - 65
- Canada - 64
- United Kingdom - 56
- Italy - 51
How many billionaires are there in the world?
According to Forbes’s 2021 list of billionaires, there were 2,755 billionaires worldwide in 2021, for an average of .35 billionaires per million people. This is 660 higher than 2020’s number, with a record high of 493 new billionaires joining the list. In addition, 86% of the existing billionaires are wealthier than they were a year ago. The United States has the most billionaires, with 724, followed by China (including Hong Kong and Macau) with 698. These two countries account for more than 50% of the world’s billionaires. The top billionaire and world’s richest individual is Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, worth $177 billion. Tesla CEO Elon Musk follows, worth $151 billion. Together, the world’s billionaires are worth $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion in 2020.