Top Countries with Most number of Billionaires 2021

Alan Joseph Alan Joseph
Apr 23, 2021 12 min read
Top Countries with Most number of Billionaires 2021

There are a lot of billionaires in the world. Billionaires play a major role in contributing to the growth of a country and its economy by indirectly reducing unemployment and poverty.

Here is the list of the top countries with most number of billionaires and the top billionaires of that country.

United States
China
India
Germany
Russia
Hong Kong
Brazil
Canada
United Kingdom
Italy
Japan
Taiwan
Australia
South Korea
France
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Spain
Singapore
Turkey
FAQ

United States

The United States of America is a country which is located in the Northern America. The country is commonly as the United States or the U.S. The country has a population of around 331 million and ranks third in the most populated countries around the world.

According to the International Monetary Fund, the U.S GDP is around USD 16.8 trillion. For GDP per capita at PPP, the country is ranked sixth in the world and the ninth in the world for nominal GDP per capita.

United States have around 724 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires of the country are,

Jeff Bezos with a net worth of USD 177 billion. His main source of wealth is through Amazon.

Elon Musk with a net worth of USD 151 billion. The main source of wealth is through Tesla and SPACEX.

Bill Gates with a net worth of USD 124 billion. His main source of wealth is through Microsoft.

China

China is a country which is located in the Asian continent. The official name of China is People’s Republic of China. China has a population of around 1.4 billion and it ranks 1st in the world for the most populated country. China is also world’s 3rd or 4th largest country by area.

In terms of nominal GDP since 2010 China has the world’s second largest economy. According to World Bank in terms of Purchasing Power Parity GDP China’s economy has been the world’s largest since 2014. The nominal GDP of the country is around USD 13.5 trillion.

China has around 626 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires of China are,

Zhong Shanshan with a net worth of USD 68.9 billion. His main source of wealth is through Nongfu Spring. Nongfu Spring is a Chinese bottled water and beverage company.

Nongfu Spring Products
Nongfu Spring Products

Ma Huateng with a net worth of USD 65.8 billion. His main source of wealth is through Tencent.

Colin Zheng Huang with a net worth of USD 55.3 billion. His main source of wealth is through Pinduoduo. Pinduoduo Inc. is an agriculture-focused technology platform in China.

India

India is also a country which is located in the Asian continent. India is officially known as Republic of India. India ranks second in the most populated country around the world and India is considered to be the most populated democratic country in the world. In terms of land area, India is the seventh largest country in the world.

The Indian economy in 2019 was worth USD 2.9 trillion nominally according to International Monetary Fund. India is the fifth largest economy by market exchange rates with around USD 11 trillion. India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

India has around 177 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires of the country are,

Mukesh Ambani with a net worth of USD 88.7 billion. His main source of wealth is through Reliance Industries.

Gautam Adani with a net worth of USD 25.2 billion. His main source of wealth is through Adani Ports and SEZ.

Shiv Nadar with a net worth of USD 20.4 billion. His main source of wealth if through HCL technologies.

Germany

Germany is a country which is located in the European Continent. It is officially known as Federal Republic of Germany. The  population of the country is around 83 million and  357,022 square kilometers, it is the area which is covered by the country. Germany ranks second in the most populated country in the European continent.

Germany's economy is a social market economy. Germany is considered to have a very low level corruption, high level of innovation and high skilled labourers. Germany ranks third in the world for exporting of goods. The country ranks 1st   European continent for the largest economies and ranks fourth across the globe for the largest economies.

Germany has around 136 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires of Germany are,

Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr with a net worth of USD 36.1 billion. Their source of wealth is through their family operated discount supermarket chain Aldi Sud.

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Dieter Schwarz with a net worth of USD 22.6 billion. The main source of wealth is through multinational retail grocery shops Schwarz Gruppe.

Susanne Klatten is the BMW heiress with a net worth of USD 21 billion. The main source of wealth is through BMW, Atlanta Nordex and SGL Carbon.

Russia

Russia is a country which is located in the European continent and is also known as Russian Federation. In terms of land area, Russia ranks 1 among the world’s largest countries. The land area Russia covers is around 17, 125, 191 square kilometers. The population of Russia is around 146.2 million which makes it the most populated country in Europe and the country ranks 9th in the most populated countries around the world.

Russia has an economy which is a transition of upper-middle income. The country is considered to have enormous amount natural resources. Their natural resources include oil and gas. Russia ranks 6th in the world in terms of largest economies by PPP GDP and ranks 7th in the world in terms of largest economy by nominal GDP. Russia's GDP per capita by PPP is around USD 29, 485 as of 2021, according to International Monetary Fund.

Russia has around 117 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires of Russia are,

Alexey Mordashov and family have a net worth of USD 29.1 billion. Mordashov has the majority shareholding in the steel company Severstal.

Vladimir Potanin with a net worth of USD 27 billion. His main source of wealth is through metals.

Vladimir Lisin with a net worth of USD 26.2 billion. The main source of wealth is through steel and transport.


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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a country that is situated in the Asian Continent. It is one of the countries which has a very high population around the world and a economy that is capitalist mixed service. The country has a very minimal intervention in the market by the government, low taxation and an international financial market that is well established.

Hong Kong has a nominal GDP of USD 373 billion which makes its economy 35th largest in the world. Hong Kong has around 71 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires of Hong Kong are,

Li Ka-shing with a net worth of USD 35.4 billion.

Lee Shau Kee has a net worth of USD 30.5 billion.

Henry Cheng and family with a net worth of USD 22.1 billion.

Brazil

Brazil is known as the Federative Republic of Brazil. In both Latin America and South America, Brazil is the largest country. The country also has the largest economy in Latin America and has the 7thlargest economy in the world.

Brazil has around 65 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires are,

Jorge Paulo Lemann with a net worth of USD 16.9 billion.

Eduardo Saverin with a net worth of USD 14.6 billion.

Marcel Herrmann with a net worth of USD 11.5 billion.

Canada

Canada is a country which is located in North America. It is the second largest country in the world. Canada has the 10th largest economy in the world. USD 1.73 trillion is the approximate value of the nominal GDP of Canada.

Canada has around 64 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires are,

David Thomson and family with a net worth of USD 41.8 billion.

Joseph Tsai with a net worth of USD 11.6 billion.

Tobi Lutke with a net worth of USD 9.8 billion.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom is a country that is located in the European continent. The country’s economy is a partially regulated market. In Europe, UK is the second largest economy after Germany and around the world UK has the 5thlargest economy.

UK has around 56 billionaires. The top billionaires are,

James Ratcliffe with a net worth of USD 17 billion.

Hinduja Brother with a net worth of USD 14.9 billion.

Michael Platt with a net worth of USD 13 billion.

Italy

Italy is a country which is located in the European continent. The economy of Italy is an advanced capitalist mixed economy. In the Eurozone, Italy has the third largest economy and worldwide it has the 8thlargest economy. The country is considered as the most industrialized nation.

Italy has around 51 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires are,

Giovanni Ferrero and family with a net worth of USD 25.2 billion.

Leonardo Del Vecchio and family with a net worth of USD 17.9 billion.

Stefano Pessina with a net worth of USD 13.4 billion.

Japan

Japan is an Island country which is located in the Asian continent. Japan is the 11th most populated country in the world. In terms of nominal GDP after United States and China, Japan has the 3rdlargest national economy.

Japan has around 49 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires are,

Tadashi Yanai with a net worth of USD 48.7 billion.

Masayoshi Son with a net worth of USD 34.9 billion.

Takemitsu Takizaki with a net worth of USD 32 billion.

Taiwan

Taiwan that is officially known as Republic of China is a country in the Asian continent. The country has been called Taiwan Miracle because of its quick industrialization and rapid growth. This was mainly during the latter half of the 20th century.

Taiwan has 47 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires are,

Wei Ing-chou who has a net worth of USD 7.2 billion.

Ying-Chiao who has a net worth of USD 7.2 billion.

Yin-Chun who has a net worth of USD 7.2 billion.

Yin-heng who has a net worth of USD 7.2 billion.


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Australia

Australia is officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia. It is a sovereign country located in the Australian continent. The 6thlargest country around the world is Australia. It is considered to be a wealthy country with a very low rate of poverty and high GDP per capita.

Australia has 44 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires are,

Gina Rinehart with a net worth of USD 14.8 billion.

Harry Triguboff with a net worth of USD 9 billion.

Anthony Pratt with a net worth of USD 6.8 billion.

South Korea

South Korea is officially known as the Republic of Korea. It is a country which is located in the east of the Asian continent. South Korea’s economy is a mixed economy and in terms of the nominal GDP South Korea ranks 10th around the world. It has a high-income economy which makes it a developed country.

South Korea has 43 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires are,

Jay Y Lee who has a net worth of USD 11.2 billion.

Kim Beom-SU who has a net worth of USD 7.6 billion.

Seo Jung-Jin who has a net worth of USD 7.4 billion.

France

France is known as French Republic. It is a country which is located in the European continent. In terms of PPP GDP France is ranked as the 10th largest in the world and is ranked 2ndlargest in the European Union in terms of PPP GDP. France’s economy is a diverse economy with a domination towards the service sector.

France has around 42 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires are,

Bernard Arnault with a net worth of USD 76 billion.

Francoise Betterncourt with a net worth of USD 49.3 billion.

Francois Pinault with a net worth of USD 29.7 billion.

Sweden

Sweden is officially known as the kingdom of Sweden. It is a country which is located in the European Continent. In terms of GDP, It is the 16th richest country in the world. A high standard of living is experienced by the citizens of Sweden.

Sweden has around 41 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires are

Stefan Persson with a net worth of USD 15.6 billion.

Hans Rausing and family with a net worth of USD 12 billion.

Jorn Rausing has a net worth of USD 8.7 billion.

Switzerland

Switzerland is officially known as Swiss Confederation. It is a country that is located in the European continent. Switzerland has lands in all the four sides of their border and hence called as landlocked country. Switzerland has a high-tech economy which is stable and prosperous. It has been ranked as one of the least corrupted countries around the world.

Switzerland has around 40 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires are,

Gianluigi and Rafaela Aponte with a net worth of USD 10.7 billion.

Guillaume Pousaz with a net worth of USD 9 billion.

Ernesto Bertarelli with a net worth of USD 8.6 billion.

Thailand

Thailand is officially known as the Kingdom of Thailand and was formerly known as Siam. The country is located in the Asian continent. Thailand is considered to be a newly industrialized country and is an emerging economy.

Thailand has 31 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires are,

Dhanin Chearavanont with a net worth of USD 18.1 billion.

Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi with a net worth of USD 13.5 billion.

Sarath Ratanavadi with a net worth of USD 8.9 billion.

Spain

Spain is known as the Kingdom of Spain. The country is located in Europe. Spain has a capitalist mixed economy. They have the 14th largest economy around the world and 4th largest in the European Union.

Spain has 30 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires are

Amancio Ortega with a net worth of USD 81 billion.

Sandra Ortega Mera has a net worth of USD 6.7 billion.

Juan Roig with a net worth of USD 5.1 billion.


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Singapore

Singapore is known as the Republic of Singapore. The country is located in the Asian continent. Singapore has a highly developed economy. The Singaporean economy is considered to be business friendly, innovative, dynamic and a free economy.

Singapore has around 27 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires are

Zhang Yongwith a net worth of USD 23 billion.

Goh Cheng Liang with a net worth of USD 21.7 billion.

Li Xiting has a net worth of USD 21.5 billion.

Turkey

Turkey is known as the republic of Turkey. The country is located in the European continent. Turkey is considered to have an economy that is upper middle-income. The country is considered as a newly industrialized country. Turkey is 20th largest around the globe in terms of nominal GDP.

Turkey also has around 27 billionaires in the country. The top billionaires are,

Erman ılıcak with a net worth of USD 3.8 billion.

Murat Ülker with a net worth of USD 3.7 billion.

Hüsnü özyeğin with a net worth of USD 2.1 billion.

FAQ

How many Trillionaires are there?

As of today, there are no trillionaires who live on earth.

Who is the wealthiest family in the world?

Walton Family - Walmart is the wealthiest family in the world with a Estimated net worth of $215 billion.

Is Kylie Jenner a billionaire?

Kylie Jenner, 23, was the youngest billionaire, but did not make the cut this year. In 2019, she was controversially named the youngest self-made billionaire in 2019.

Conclusion

These are the list of the top  Countries with the most number of billionaires. Some of the other countries with the most number of billionaires are Israel with 17, Indonesia and Philippines with 15, Mexico, Norway and Malaysia with 12, Netherlands with 11, Austria and Ireland with 9, Czech Republic and Denmark with 8 and so on.

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