There Are Far More Billionaires In The United States Than Anywhere Else In The World

By on May 27, 2018 in ArticlesBillionaire News

We live in the age of the billionaire. There are more billionaires than ever before. 2,754 to be exact. The United States has 25% of the world's billionaires living within its borders, even though it only has 4% of the global population. Despite the absolute explosive growth of billionaires in China and India recently, the U.S. has more billionaires than those two countries AND Germany combined. In the past year, the U.S. has added 60 billionaires. Four of the five richest people in the world are American. All American billionaires have a combined net worth of $3.2 trillion.

These are the 10 countries with the biggest billionaire populations in the world:

#10. United Arab Emirates

Number of billionaires: 62

Total wealth: $168 billion

#9. Saudi Arabia

Number of billionaires: 62

Total wealth: $169 billion

#8. United Kingdom

Number of billionaires: 90

Total wealth: $251 billion

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#7. Hong Kong

Number of billionaires: 93

Total wealth: $315 billion

#6. Russia

Number of billionaires: 96

Total wealth: $351 billion

#5. Switzerland

Number of billionaires: 99

Total wealth: $265 billion

#4. India

Number of billionaires: 104

Total wealth: $299 billion

#3. Germany

Number of billionaires: 152

Total wealth: $466 billion

#2. China

Number of billionaires: 338

Total wealth: $1.1 trillion

#1. United States

Number of billionaires: 680

Total wealth: $3.2 trillion

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