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List of countries by the number of billionaires

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Countries by the number of billionaires by net worth (USD) in 2017

This is a list of countries by the number of billionaires by net worth (USD) based on an annual assessment of wealth and assets compiled and published by Forbes magazine.[1] This list excludes lists compiled and published by Business Insider, Challenges, Hurun Report,[2] The Sunday Times, UBS and other sources.

Billionaires by continent

World
rank
Continent Number of
billionaires
[1]
Richest in the continent Net worth in billions (USD) Date updated
World 2,208 Jeff Bezos 132.8 May 2018
1 Asia 719 Ma Huateng 51.1 April 2018
2 North America 631 Jeff Bezos 132.8 May 2018
3 Europe 559 Bernard Arnault 83.7 May 2018
4 South America 85 Jorge Paulo Lemann 29.7 January 2018
5 Oceania 35 Gina Rinehart 17.40 2018
6 Africa 25 Aliko Dangote 14.1 March 2018

Billionaires by country or dependency

Continents each country resides in:
  Asia
  North America
  Europe
  South America
  Oceania
  Africa
  Transcontinental

World
rank
Country Number of
billionaires
Richest in the country Richest in the country's net worth in billions USD (year)
1  United States 585 Jeff Bezos 132.8 (2018)
2  China 476 Ma Huateng 51.1 (2018)
3  India[3] 131 Mukesh Ambani 40.5 (2018)
4  Germany 114 Beate Heister and Karl Albrecht Jr. 31.1 (2017)
5  Russia 96 Leonid Mikhelson 18.4 (2017)
6  Hong Kong 67 Li Ka-shing 37.7 (2018)
7  United Kingdom 54 Hinduja family 19.8 (2018)
8  Brazil 43 Jorge Paulo Lemann 29.7 (2018)
9  Italy 42 Maria Franca Fissolo 2.2 (2018)
10  Canada 39 David Thomson 27.2 (2017)
11  France 38 Bernard Arnault 83.5 (2018)
 South Korea 38 Lee Kun-hee 20.6 (2018)
13   Switzerland 36 Ernesto Bertarelli 9 (2017)
14  Australia 33 Gina Rinehart 17.40 (2018)
 Japan 33 Masayoshi Son 23 (2018)
16  Sweden 31 Stefan Persson 18.9 (2017)
 Taiwan 31 Terry Gou 10.6 (2017)
18  Turkey 29 Murat Ülker 3.9 (2017)
19  Spain 25 Amancio Ortega 68.4 (2018)
20  Singapore 21 Robert and Philip Ng 9.7 (2017)
21  Indonesia 20 Robert Budi Hartono 12.6 (2018)
 Thailand 20 Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi 19.9 (2018)
23  Israel 18 Eyal Ofer 9.7 (2018)
24  Mexico 15 Carlos Slim Helú 70.5 (2018)
25  Philippines 14 Henry Sy 19.8 (2018)
 Norway 14 Odd Reitan 4.19 (2017)
27  Chile 12 Iris Fontbona 16.3 (2018)
 Malaysia 12 Robert Kuok 15.4 (2018)
29  Netherlands 10 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken 16.1 (2018)
 Saudi Arabia 10 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud 18.7
31  Austria 8 Dietrich Mateschitz 21.2 (2018)
 Ireland 8 Pallonji Mistry 18.7 (2018)
 South Africa 8 Nicky Oppenheimer 7 (2017)
34  Argentina 7 Alejandro Bulgheroni 3.5 (2017)
 Egypt 7 Nassef Sawiris 5.3 (2016)
 Finland 7 Antti Herlin 4.2 (2016)
United Arab Emirates UAE 7 Al Ghurair Family 5.9 (2018)
37  Cyprus 6 John Fredriksen 7.4 (2018)
 Czech Republic 6 Petr Kellner 11.4
 Denmark 6 Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen 5.5 (2018)
 Ukraine 6 Rinat Akhmetov 4.5
41  Kazakhstan 5 Bulat Utemuratov 2.3 (2015)
 Peru 5 Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor 2.6 (2017)
43  Greece 4 Spiros Latsis 3.2 (2018)
 Kuwait 4 Bassam and Kutayba Alghanim 1.4 (2018)
 Lebanon 4 Najib and Taha Mikati 2.7 (2018)
 Monaco 4 Tatiana Casiraghi 2.3 (2017)
 Poland 4 Dominika and Sebastian Kulczyk 3.8 (2018)
 Portugal 4 Américo Amorim 4.8 (2017)
 Vietnam 4 Pham Nhat Vuong 6.9 (2018)
49  Colombia 3 Luis Carlos Sarmiento 11.3 (2017)
 Morocco 3 Othman Benjelloun 1.67 (2018)
 Nigeria 3 Aliko Dangote 14.1 (2018)
 Oman 3 Suhail Bahwan 3.4 (2018)
54  Belgium 2 Albert Frère 5.2 (2017)
 New Zealand 2 Graeme Hart 10.3 (2018)
 St. Kitts & Nevis 2 Wu Xu 1.6 (2018)
 Venezuela 2 Juan Carlos Escotet 4.4 (2018)
59  Algeria 1 Issad Rebrab 4.31 (2017)
 Angola 1 Isabel dos Santos 3.5 (2017)
 Bangladesh 1 Salman F Rahman 8.5 (2018)
 Georgia 1 Bidzina Ivanishvili 4.5 (2017)
 Guernsey 1 Stephen Lansdown 2.4 (2018)
 Hungary 1 Sandor Csanyi 1.14 (2018)
 Iceland 1 Thor Björgólfsson 1.99 (2018)
 Jordan 1 Ziyad Manasir 1.1 (2015)
 Liechtenstein 1 Christoph Zeller 2.5 (2016)
 Macau 1 Hoi Kin Hong 1.58 (2018)
   Nepal 1 Binod Chaudhary 1.5 (2018)
 Romania 1 Ion Țiriac 1.19 (2018)
 Slovakia 1 Ivan Chrenko 1.31 (2018)
 Swaziland 1 Nathan Kirsh 3.9 (2017)
 Tanzania 1 Mohammed Dewji 1.52 (2018)
 Zimbabwe 1 Strive Masiyiwa 1.65 (2018)

Countries and dependencies without any billionaires yet

Updated on 22 May 2017

Continents each country resides in:
  Asia
  North America
  Europe
  South America
  Oceania
  Africa

Country/dependency Richest in the country Comments
A  Abkhazia
 Afghanistan
 Albania
 American Samoa
 Andorra
 Anguilla
 Antigua and Barbuda
 Armenia
 Aruba
 Azerbaijan
B  Bahamas
 Bahrain
 Barbados
 Belarus
 Belize
 Benin
 Bermuda
 Bhutan
 Bolivia
 Bonaire
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Botswana
 British Virgin Islands
 Brunei
 Bulgaria
 Burkina Faso
 Burundi
C  Cambodia
 Cameroon
 Cape Verde
 Cayman Islands
 Central African Republic
 Chad
 Christmas Island
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands
 Comoros
 Cook Islands
 Costa Rica
 Croatia
 Cuba
 Curaçao
D  Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Djibouti
 Dominica
 Dominican Republic
E  East Timor
 Ecuador
 El Salvador
 Equatorial Guinea
 Eritrea
 Estonia
 Ethiopia
F  Falkland Islands
 Faroe Islands
 Federated States of Micronesia
 Fiji
 French Polynesia
G  Gabon
 Ghana
 Gibraltar
 Greenland
 Grenada
 Guam
 Guatemala
 Guinea
 Guinea-Bissau
 Guyana
H  Haiti
 Honduras
I  Iran
 Iraq
 Isle of Man
 Ivory Coast
J  Jamaica
 Jersey
 Jordan
K  Kenya
 Kiribati
 Kosovo
 Kyrgyzstan
L  Laos
 Latvia
 Lesotho
 Liberia
 Libya
 Lithuania
 Luxembourg
M  Macedonia
 Madagascar
 Malawi
 Maldives
 Mali
 Malta
 Marshall Islands
 Mauritania
 Mauritius
 Moldova
 Mongolia
 Montenegro
 Montserrat
 Mozambique
 Myanmar
N  Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
 Namibia
 Nauru
 New Caledonia
 Nicaragua
 Niger
 Niue
 Norfolk Island
 North Korea
 Northern Cyprus
 Northern Mariana Islands
P  Pakistan
 Palau
 Palestine
 Panama
 Papua New Guinea
 Paraguay
 Pitcairn Islands
 Puerto Rico
Q  Qatar
R  Republic of the Congo
 Rwanda
S  Saba
 Saint Barthélemy
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
 Saint Lucia
 Saint-Martin
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 Samoa
 San Marino
 Senegal
 Serbia
 Seychelles
 Sierra Leone
 Sint Eustatius
 Sint Maarten
 Slovenia
 Solomon Islands
 Somalia
 South Ossetia
 South Sudan
 Sri Lanka
 Sudan
 Suriname
 Syria
 São Tomé and Príncipe
T  Tajikistan
 The Gambia
 Togo
 Tokelau
 Tonga
 Transnistria
 Trinidad and Tobago
 Tunisia
 Turkmenistan
 Turks and Caicos Islands
 Tuvalu
U  Uganda
 United States Virgin Islands
 Uruguay
 Uzbekistan
V  Vanuatu
  Vatican City
W  Wallis and Futuna
 Western Sahara
Y  Yemen
Z  Zambia

See also

References