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WealthTop 10 Countries With The Most Billionaires In 2019

Top 10 Countries With The Most Billionaires In 2019

Top 10 Countries With The Most Billionaires In 2019
By Hong Kong Tatler
May 15, 2019
Wealth-X's Billionaire Census 2019 report reveals insights and trends about the world's top billionaires

According to Wealth-X's Billionaire Census 2019 report, which was released on May 9, global billionaire wealth has shrunk in 2018 with Asia-Pacific posting the largest decline at 13.4 percent. 

Heightened market volatility, global trade tensions and a slowdown in economic growth are to blame, but Hong Kong still ranked eighth on the list of countries with the most billionaires, with a total of 87 billionaires and total wealth of $259 billion.

Several other trends are covered in the sixth edition of the annual report, including how billionaires are increasingly congregating in a cluster of cities (the top 15 billionaire cities accounted for almost 30 percent of the global billionaire population in 2018) and philanthropy being the leading passion or hobby among billionaires.

So, where are these billionaires calling home in 2019? Below are the top 10 countries with the most billionaires in 2019:

1/10United States

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Number of billionaires: 705

Total billionaire wealth: $3,013 billion

Richest Individual: Jeff Bezos ($118 billion)

2/10China

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Number of billionaires: 285

Total billionaire wealth: $996 billion

Richest Individual: Jack Ma ($41.8 billion)

3/10Germany

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Number of billionaires: 146

Total billionaire wealth: $442 billion

Richest Individual: Dieter Schwarz ($23.6 billion)

 

4/10Russia

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Number of billionaires: 102

Total billionaire wealth: $355 billion

Richest Individual: Leonid Mikhelson ($21.6 billion)

5/10United Kingdom

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Number of billionaires: 97

Total billionaire wealth: $209 billion

Richest Individual: Jim Ratcliffe ($18.7 billion)

6/10Switzerland

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Number of billionaires: 91

Total billionaire wealth: $240 billion

Richest Individual: Ernesto Bertarelli ($16 billion)

 

7/10Hong Kong

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Number of billionaires: 87

Total billionaire wealth: $259 billion

Richest Individual: Li Ka-Shing ($30.8 billion)

 

8/10India

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Number of billionaires: 82

Total billionaire wealth: $284 billion

Richest Individual: Mukesh Ambani ($49.5 billion)

 

9/10Saudi Arabia

Number of billionaires: 57

Total billionaire wealth: $147 billion

Richest Individual: Alwaleed Al Saud ($14.7 billion)

10/10France

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Number of billionaires: 55

Total billionaire wealth: $195 billion

Richest Individual: Bernard Arnault ($88.5 billion)

See the full Billionaire Census 2019 report at Wealth-X

See also: How Binod Chaudhary Became Nepal's First & Only Billionaire

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