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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 obviously excludes rich list 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
World 2,208 Jeff Bezos
1 Asia 719 Ma Huateng
2 North America 631 Jeff Bezos
3 Europe 559 Amancio Ortega
4 South America 85 Jorge Paulo Lemann
5 Oceania 35 Gina Rinehart
6 Africa 25 Aliko Dangote

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
1  United States 585 Jeff Bezos
2  China 476 Ma Huateng
3  India[3] 131 Mukesh Ambani
4  Germany 114 Beate Heister and Karl Albrecht Jr.
5  Russia 96 Leonid Mikhelson
6  Hong Kong 67 Li Ka-shing
7  United Kingdom 54 Hinduja family
8  Brazil 43 Jorge Paulo Lemann
9  Italy 42 Maria Franca Fissolo
10  Canada 39 David Thomson
11  France 38 Bernard Arnault
 South Korea 38 Lee Kun-hee
13   Switzerland 36 Ernesto Bertarelli
14  Australia 33 Gina Rinehart
 Japan 33 Masayoshi Son
16  Sweden 31 Stefan Persson
 Taiwan 31 Terry Gou
18  Turkey 29 Murat Ülker
19  Spain 25 Amancio Ortega
20  Singapore 21 Robert and Philip Ng
21  Indonesia 20 Robert Budi Hartono
 Thailand 20 Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi
23  Israel 18 Eyal Ofer
24  Mexico 15 Carlos Slim Helú
25  Philippines 14 Henry Sy
 Norway 14 Odd Reitan
27  Chile 12 Iris Fontbona
 Malaysia 12 Robert Kuok
29  Netherlands 10 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken
 Saudi Arabia 10 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
31  Austria 8 Dietrich Mateschitz
 Ireland 8 Pallonji Mistry
 South Africa 8 Nicky Oppenheimer
34  Argentina 7 Alejandro Bulgheroni
 Egypt 7 Nassef Sawiris
 Finland 7 Antti Herlin
United Arab Emirates UAE 7 Al Ghurair Family
37  Cyprus 6 John Fredriksen
 Czech Republic 6 Petr Kellner
 Denmark 6 Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen
 Ukraine 6 Rinat Akhmetov
41  Kazakhstan 5 Bulat Utemuratov
 Peru 5 Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor
43  Greece 4 Spiros Latsis
 Kuwait 4 Bassam and Kutayba Alghanim
 Lebanon 4 Najib and Taha Mikati
 Monaco 4 Tatiana Casiraghi
 Poland 4 Dominika and Sebastian Kulczyk
 Portugal 4 Américo Amorim
 Vietnam 4 Pham Nhat Vuong
49  Colombia 3 Luis Carlos Sarmiento
 Morocco 3 Othman Benjelloun
 Nigeria 3 Aliko Dangote
 Oman 3 Suhail Bahwan
54  Belgium 2 Albert Frère
 New Zealand 2 Graeme Hart
 St. Kitts & Nevis 2 Jacky Xu
 Venezuela 2 Juan Carlos Escotet
59  Algeria 1 Issad Rebrab
 Angola 1 Isabel dos Santos
 Bangladesh 1 Salman F Rahman
 Georgia 1 Bidzina Ivanishvili
 Guernsey 1 Stephen Lansdown
 Hungary 1 Sandor Csanyi
 Iceland 1 Thor Björgólfsson
 Jordan 1 Ziyd al manaseer
 Liechtenstein 1 Christoph Zeller
 Macau 1 Hoi Kin Hong
   Nepal 1 Binod Chaudhary
 Romania 1 Ion Țiriac
 Slovakia 1 Ivan Chrenko
 Swaziland 1 Nathan Kirsh
 Tanzania 1 Mohammed Dewji
 Zimbabwe 1 Strive Masiyiwa

Countries and dependencies without any billionaires

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