Countries with the most billionaires. The US leads the list with 975 billionaires, while China comes in second with 400. Only 3,311 people in the world are billionaires, but their combined wealth is approximately $11.8 trillion. In 2021, the number of billionaires in the world increased by 3%. The wealth of billionaires also rose by 18% over that time.
Countries with the most billionaires
The Top 15 Countries with the most number of Billionaires is listed below
The US leads the list with 975 billionaires. The top twenty billionaires from the US are listed below.
With well-known billionaires like Zhang Yiming ($44.5 billion) of TikTok and Zhong Shanshan ($67.1 billion), whose wealth is mostly derived from the pharmaceutical and beverage industries, China is clearly second to the United States in terms of billionaire wealth.
Despite this, the wealth of Chinese billionaires fell by 2% in 2017. In terms of growth, India took first place with a 19% increase in 2021. Source: visualcapitalist
The Top 10 Chinese Billionaires are listed below.
We have already covered the Richest Cities in the world with the list of most billionaires living in those cities. That was a ranking by Henleys in 2022. Here is another list by the visual capitalist for 2021. The lists have a few contradictions but we are citing Henleys and visualcapitalist who have done their independent research to determine these figures.
Billionaires in 2022
Billionaires wield considerable power and sway, not least since their combined wealth amounts to around 11.8% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP).
According to the Forbes Billionaire Index, Gautam Adani is now the second richest person in the world after his wealth recently surpassed the $150 billion level. This is the latest billionaire news. But not all billionaires are keeping their money. Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, recently gave ownership of his company to a group that fights climate change.
The wealth of billionaires has increased significantly over the past ten years, outpacing the growth in the number of billionaires themselves. Wealth-X estimates that during the past ten years, the combined net worth of billionaires has increased by an astounding 90%.
However, the situation is frequently more unstable in the short run. Bloomberg reported that millionaires lost a record $1.4 trillion in the first half of 2022 due to the markets’ collapse. It will be interesting to watch how the billionaire landscape develops in relation to the longer-term trend after the year is complete and the final statistics are in. Source: visualcapitalist