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Countries with the Most Billionaires

Name the countries that have the most citizen billionaires.
According to Wikipedia as of July 2019
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First submittedOctober 18, 2010
Last updatedJuly 27, 2019
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Country
585
United States
544
China
131
India
114
Germany
96
Russia
54
United Kingdom
43
Brazil
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Country
43
Italy
39
Canada
38
France
38
South Korea
36
Switzerland
33
Australia
33
Japan
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Country
31
Sweden
31
Taiwan
29
Turkey
25
Spain
21
Singapore
20
Indonesia
20
Thailand
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level 76
Jun 15, 2013
Got 100%. What changed vs. last time? I assume China moved up in the rankings.
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level 73
Nov 1, 2013
maybe some billionaires died and split up the children's inheritances to make 3 or 4 multi-millionaires.
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level 76
Sep 6, 2015
With the last update looks like Israel slipped off the top of the list making room for... Singapore? I think the rest is the same.
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level 32
Jun 15, 2013
It's possible to get 100% by just guessing... interesting though.
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level 67
May 1, 2015
obviously some have to be guesses, what sort of person would know the top twenty countries that have the most billionaires.
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level 29
Aug 15, 2019
I mean, I just guessed some of the largest countries in population, and also rich countries and got a 100
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level 79
Jul 15, 2017
Really all you have to do is avoid all of Africa and most of the Middle East and you should be fine.
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level 79
Jul 15, 2017
and most of Latin America, too.
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level 49
Mar 23, 2018
but not all of it haha.
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level 47
Jun 28, 2019
I tried a lot of the middle east countries. I thought that the oil could make 20 billionaires easy, but it turned out to be wrong in most cases.
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level 41
Jul 12, 2019
@Albert....2 issues with the arab oil money....firstly most of it is held by large families so it is split, and secondly much of that wealth is in privately owned businesses where there isn't a rigorous public valuation process etc so quite hard to audit. Eg how much money does the King of Saudi Arabia have? The answer is no-ones business!!
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level 33
Jun 15, 2013
Nice quiz. Easily completed.
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level 44
Jun 15, 2013
100% with :05 to spare! It took me awhile to think of Turkey.
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level 24
Jun 15, 2013
How is Taiwan's percentage lower than Israel's? I honestly didn't even think Israel would be on the list, but Taiwan was my second answer...
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level 61
Sep 23, 2016
Israel is not on the list now.
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level 48
Jun 16, 2013
Oh, man! I forgot Indonesia!
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level 77
Sep 8, 2015
me too...only one
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level 63
Jul 15, 2017
The only one I missed too!
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level 18
Jun 19, 2013
Surprised Qatar is not on here, it has the highest average income per person
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level 76
Jan 24, 2015
But that average income is not anywhere close to being north of a billion dollars.
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level 67
May 5, 2018
The more the nations money is spread out the less chance of billionaires, probably if everyone in the USA had a few hundred thousand dollars in the bank they wouldn't have so many billionaires.
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level 41
Jul 12, 2019
Qatars high incomes are also a relatively new occurrence. Some of these other countries have had many decades of robust trade. Most ppl don't become billionaires in one life time, they build on family wealth over several generations.
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level 13
Jun 22, 2013
I'm surprised to see China has 133 billionaires, clearly communism working as intended.
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level 40
Dec 14, 2013
or they lied
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level 75
Feb 6, 2014
Hardly.
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level ∞
Aug 14, 2015
Up to 268 now. Although 55 are in Hong Kong.
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level 46
Aug 15, 2019
544 now
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level 57
Jan 5, 2019
All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.
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level 67
Mar 29, 2019
You've heard the saying "The buck stops with me"
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level 41
Jul 12, 2019
China isn't communist...unless you are a peasant in the middle of nowhere.
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level 68
Dec 11, 2013
100% at the first try, yeah!
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level 35
Feb 18, 2014
India, Israel and Turkey suprised me. But Switzerland? That's the poorest country in Europe so the fact might've been a little off. And Taiwan? That's part of China according to the United Nations.
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level 20
Mar 25, 2014
What makes you think Switzerland is the poorest country in Europe? It's one of the wealthiest in the world, with the 19th largest economy (2011) y - not bad for a country with about 8 million people...
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level 66
Aug 14, 2015
I live in Switzerland...and we are probably the richest country in Europe apart from some Scandinavian ones. Also, Taiwan isn't part of China.
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level 76
Sep 7, 2015
Switzerland... Moldova... everybody mixes those two up.
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level 69
Aug 2, 2016
Is this an attempt at a joke, or just the most wildly inaccurate comment ever made on this site...?
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level 66
Jun 21, 2017
He's only a level 37. He will learn in due time.
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level 83
May 3, 2018
@Agreed with TinklePork, you can't make the most wildly inaccurate comment until you're at least level 60.
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level 21
Sep 12, 2016
Israel is not on this list
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level 83
May 3, 2018
... anymore.
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level 25
Oct 11, 2018
Uhm, Switzerland is one of the richest countries in Europe? Poor countries are those in the east of Europe.
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level 54
May 28, 2019
Do you know Europe? Moldova is poorest. Switzerland is ON TOP with norway
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level 41
Jul 12, 2019
lol Switzerland is a world leader in banking, pharmaceuticals, processed foods, engineering. It is home to some of the worlds most successful companies and Basel is frequently ranked the richest city in Europe.
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level 36
Mar 24, 2014
Wow Turkey has 43?! I didn’t even think of Turkey...
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level 71
Apr 17, 2014
Somehow I thought there would be a lot in Monaco, as it's reputed to be a fiscal paradise. Uh. You learn something new every day.
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level 67
Nov 29, 2014
Probably is Monaco...... they keep their worth secret for obvious reasons!
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level 57
Jul 25, 2019
I'm guessing many of the very rich people in Monaco won't be citizens of Monaco. But I don't know if many billionaires, if any, live there as it has a low population.
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level 38
Jul 26, 2019
^ Even if they don't "live" there, I'm sure that the billionaires (many of whom are globe trotters anyway), have a Pied-a-terre in Monaco for tax purposes. And, it would be counter-intuitive for them to then broadcast their wealth so that it can be quantified by jet punk.
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level 41
May 13, 2014
I got 100% with 8 seconds left!
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level 44
Aug 4, 2014
Turkey! Every single one of these lists I forget Turkey. It's not Europe. It's not Asia. It's not the MIddle East.
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level 76
Apr 9, 2015
It's all three.
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level 65
Jan 30, 2015
Damn it. Missed Taiwan.
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level 48
Jul 17, 2017
It's all right, Kim.
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level 49
Jan 30, 2015
How could I forget Taiwan and SOuth Korea?
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level 21
Jan 30, 2015
100% on second try.
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level 20
Jul 26, 2015
Didn't think of Israel and Taiwan. South Korea slipped my mind
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level 58
Aug 7, 2015
Italy of course! Lira billionaires a-plenty! Well, no, not any more. Damn the Euro!
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level 68
Sep 6, 2015
Not pleased to learn India has 90 billionaires when we British taxpayers paid approx £280 million in aid to their country last year!
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level 46
May 22, 2017
You really think that Britishers did not steal anything from India?
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level 39
Aug 16, 2019
British aid is mostly given to private associations and our government never asked for any aid and don't forget how British were earning in 18th and 19th century..... by stealing our money. And if you think Indians don't donate money then an example is that Ratan Tata donates 64% of his annual income. British are just fixing their earlier deeds by donating.
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level 66
Sep 6, 2015
I don't know what you're talking about. I've got a million krónur in my bank accounts. Granted, that's barely enough to buy a used car, but still, I'm an Icelandic millionnaire. And if I could find a bureau de change, I could be a Vietnamese millionnaire just on what's in my wallet. Granted, 1 000 000 đồng is about £30, but still.
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level 58
Sep 6, 2015
I think it should specify in the instructions that 'billionaire' refers to the equivalent of 1,000,000,000 USD.
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level 65
Sep 10, 2015
And think how many billionaires have been in Zimbabwe when Zimbabwean Dollar was still country's currency
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level 40
Sep 6, 2015
46 seconds left
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level 34
May 18, 2016
Only missed the UK... really kicking myself now LOL
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level 33
Jul 18, 2016
Nigeria not on there? But I keep getting these emails saying they want to give me some of their riches...
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level 51
Jul 15, 2017
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level 65
Aug 13, 2016
Oof, finally guessed Sweden with 2 seconds left for 100%.
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level 70
Sep 20, 2016
You'll need to move Spain up to #19 soon. I'm moving to Barcelona next year. :-P
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level 40
Jan 20, 2017
this was a really good quiz, keep it up
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level 62
Jan 22, 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_the_number_of_US_dollar_billionaires
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level 57
May 31, 2017
I was so busy trying to think of other countries, that I ended up missing my own country. The only one I missed! Very embarrassing.
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level 46
Jun 14, 2017
apparently Vladimir Putin has 260 billion in hiding. That would make him richest man in the world but funny nobody talks about the Rothschild family combined over trillion
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level 73
Jun 14, 2017
And not one of them has become Batman.
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level 63
Jul 15, 2017
Are you so sure about it?
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level 79
Jul 15, 2017
George Clooney apparently has a net worth of $500 million. I'd say he's halfway there.
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level 58
Jul 15, 2017
Wow... I missed Japan
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level 56
Jul 15, 2017
Norway has 25
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level 45
Jul 15, 2017
What about Nigeria? I've gotten tonnes of emails from Nigerian billionaires.
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level 60
Sep 1, 2017
Are you sure they weren't asking for billions?
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level 66
Jul 15, 2017
Sorry, China, communism machine broke
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level 32
Jul 15, 2017
20/21 :( didn't get Turkey
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level 38
Jul 16, 2017
Is this magic? Canada higher than France? Sweden and Turkey on the list? MINDBLOWN
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level 22
Jul 17, 2017
Missed singapore and taiwan :(
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level 48
Jul 17, 2017
*Greece
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level 44
Jul 18, 2017
Got them all with over 2 mins to spare happy with that
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level 29
Nov 20, 2017
wow i'm surprised i got all of them
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level 27
Nov 28, 2017
Tried to spell "Australia" in the last 3 seconds, Screwed up really badly.
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level 22
Feb 17, 2019
Isn’t Taiwan technically a part of China? It’s not fully recognised by the UN. I failed because of Taiwan. Anyways, good job for the quiz!
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level ∞
Feb 17, 2019
Yes, China would like to conquer Taiwan and incorporate it into their country. China has also convinced most of the other countries not to recognize Taiwanese statehood. But Taiwan remains, in any way that matters, an independent country.
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level 67
Mar 29, 2019
Yes Colonialism is still very strong in some parts of the world:
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level 76
Aug 15, 2019
^ what is comment supposed to mean, baby? You think that the government of the Republic of China that fled to Taiwan were colonizing it? Or... that Maoists were colonists? Or that Taiwan's claims on China or China's claims on Taiwan are somehow rooted in colonialism? Did you get Taiwan mixed up with Hong Kong or Macau and missed the memo that China reclaimed both? I'm genuinely confused.
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level 39
Apr 29, 2019
Bugger, didn't get Indonesia!
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level 19
May 20, 2019
i got everyone except germany and thailand damn
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level 69
Aug 15, 2019
The Netherlands has 31 billionaires but is not in this list.
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level 57
Aug 15, 2019
How many does Monaco have?
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level 60
Aug 15, 2019
According to this quiz, Sweden has more billionaires per capita than the US does, but that can't be right. I keep hearing from reliable sources that Scandinavia's superior education, healthcare, environmental, and welfare programs are not worth it because it's just a socialist hellscape where it's impossible to make money.
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level 71
Aug 15, 2019
For the average person, it's quite true. There are more millionaires per capita in US than Sweden. There's also higher economic mobility. Swedes pays a lot for the additional government benefits. If I were to work in my company's Stockholm office, after taxes, I'd earn about 37% as much as I currently do in the US . In addition, every import item would be more expensive.
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level 60
Aug 15, 2019
Yes, but how much less would you spend in expenses if your family's healthcare and education were covered? My original comment was mostly tongue-in-cheek because I know people who seriously think Sweden is on the verge of having bread lines, but I think Americans often do the math wrong because we are so conditioned to think of everything in terms of income. I think a better metric is how much the average person can *save* in an average year. For the average American, the numbers are pretty abysmal. I have no idea what it's like in Sweden or anywhere else, but I am a lot more concerned what I have left after expenses than what's printed on my paycheck.
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level 71
Aug 15, 2019
Me personally? I paid about $35k for my college education purely from internships which pay vastly superior than Sweden's. All my healthcare combined averages out to about negative $2500 a year (my employer gives me free insurance + $3k/yr in HSA). So all in all, roughly break even. After taxes and expenses, I'm able to save roughly 40% of my gross pay which is already higher than the entirety of my take-home if I were to live in Sweden.
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level 60
Aug 15, 2019
I meant the generic "you" (which should really be "one"), but that is very impressive. I am curious to know what kind of employer pays for your health insurance.
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level 71
Aug 16, 2019
I work at Google; the insurance plan is called gHip. IMO the US is the absolute best country with a guaranteed path towards success even if you start out with essentially nothing due to how highly paid professionals are - you don't have to strike it lucky with entrepreneurship.
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level 47
Aug 16, 2019
Surprised no gulf countries. Then again, those rich princes aren't obliged to disclose their earnings so I guess it's just because there's no data. I've heard rumors that the king of Saudi Arabia might be a trillionaire. EDIT: Double checked. 1.4 trillion is the net worth of the whole royal family, not the king alone.
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level 32
Aug 16, 2019
missed thailand