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Mapping Out The Richest Billionaires in Each Country
While there are nearly 8 billion people in the world, just over 3,000 are billionaires as of November 2022. This tiny group of people is worth nearly $11.8 trillion—Equivalent to about 11.8% of global GDP.
Where do these billionaires live? This graphic by Truman Du uses data from Forbes to map out the richest billionaires around the world.
The Full List
As it turns out, billionaires are a lot more geographically concentrated than you might think.
In fact, of the 195 officially recognized countries around the world, only 76 are home to billionaires. And even within these countries, there’s vast disparities between the quantity of billionaires.
Here’s a breakdown of all the countries that have at least one billionaire. For countries with more than one, we’ve highlighted the billionaire with the highest net worth as of November 28, 2022:
|Country/territory||Name||Net worth ($B)||Main source of wealth (sector)|
|Armenia||Ruben Vardanyan||1.3||investment banking|
|Austria||Georg Stumpf||7.9||real estate, construction|
|Bangladesh||Muhammed Aziz Khan||1.0||power|
|Brazil||Jorge Paulo Lemann||15.6||beer|
|Bulgaria||Georgi & Kiril Domuschiev||1.9||animal health, investments|
|China||Zhong Shanshan||66.7||beverages, pharmaceuticals|
|Colombia||Luis Carlos (Read more...)|