Mapped: Where Do the Wealthiest People in the World Live?

This post is by Omri Wallach from Visual Capitalist

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A map of the world showing where the wealthiest people live in 2024.

Where Do the Wealthiest People in the World Live?

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources. Investors didn’t expect 2023 to be the bumper year for returns it ended up being. Despite tightening monetary policies and surging bond yields, equities continued their strong performance (helped hugely by enthusiasm around the potential of artificial intelligence). This has boosted wealth creation, and the growth of ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) in the world. We map out where the 600,000+ UHNWIs reside, as of the end 2023. To be categorized as such, a person’s net worth needs to be higher than $30 million. This map uses data from the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2024. It’s worth noting that some countries that are known hotspots for the wealthy—including Belgium, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Russia—do not have specified numbers in the source report and have not been covered in this map and article.

Ranked: Countries By Number of Ultra Wealthy Individuals

At the top of the ranks, accounting for more than one-third of the wealthiest in the world, the U.S. is home to 225,000 UHNWIs, more than double the number of 99,000 UHNWIs in China. Together, the world’s two largest economies are home to 50% of the world’s wealthiest.
YoY Growth% of World
1🇺🇸 U.S.225,077 (Read more…)