Billionaires by Country 2022

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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:

  1. United States - 724
  2. China - 698 (626 mainland, 71 Hong Kong, 1 Macau)
  3. India - 140
  4. Germany - 136
  5. Russia - 117
  6. Hong Kong - 71
  7. Brazil - 65
  8. Canada - 64
  9. United Kingdom - 56
  10. 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.

Here are the 10 countries with the highest number of billionaires:

  1. United States (724)
  2. China (698)
  3. India (237)
  4. Germany (136)
  5. Russia (117)
  6. Hong Kong (71)
  7. Brazil (65)
  8. Canada (64)
  9. United Kingdom (56)
  10. Italy (51)

Billionaires by Country 2022

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Billionaires by Country 2022

Country # of Billionaires Billionaires per million people
United States7241.853
China6980.276
India2370.171
Germany1361.553
Russia1170.677
Hong Kong718.83
Brazil650.211
Canada641.147
United Kingdom560.674
Italy510.607
Japan490.207
Taiwan471.529
Australia441.203
South Korea430.54
France420.579
Sweden412.987
Switzerland404.044
Thailand310.3
Spain300.507
Singapore274.573
Turkey270.275
Israel171.824
Philippines150.136
Indonesia150.056
Norway122.226
Malaysia120.366
Mexico120.095
Netherlands110.626
Ireland91.808
Austria91.007
Denmark81.37
Czech Republic80.747
Chile70.356
Finland61.09
Lebanon60.886
Poland60.157
Ukraine60.144
Egypt60.059
United Arab Emirates40.427
Kazakhstan40.212
Argentina40.087
South Africa40.067
Vietnam40.041
Monaco378.74
Cyprus33.378
Greece30.28
Colombia30.059
Nigeria30.014
Saint Kitts And Nevis237.037
New Zealand20.391
Slovakia20.366
Romania20.104
Peru20.061
Liechtenstein125.71
Iceland12.713
Macau11.464
Eswatini10.915
Qatar10.368
Georgia10.269
Kuwait10.224
Oman10.223
Hungary10.103
Portugal10.097
Belgium10.087
Zimbabwe10.063
Venezuela10.035
Nepal10.033
Angola10.031
Morocco10.028
Algeria10.022
Tanzania10.017

Billionaires by Country 2022

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