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Most Billionaires per Capita

Can you name the countries that have the greatest number of billionaires per capita?
Billionaires from According to Forbes's real-time billionaire list, 18 November 2019
Population from Worldometers, 2019
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Last updated: November 19, 2019
First submittedAugust 14, 2015
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# per mil
Richest person
Country
102.7
David Nahmad
Monaco
56.8
Myron Wentz
St. Kitts and Nevis
26.3
Christoph Zeller
Liechtenstein
5.01
John Fredriksen
Cyprus
4.13
Zhang Yong
Singapore
3.96
Gianluigi Aponte
Switzerland
2.95
Thor Bjorgolfsson
Iceland
2.89
Stefan Persson
Sweden
2.79
Odd Reitan
Norway
2.58
Eyal Ofer
Israel
# per mil
Richest person
Country
1.90
Jeff Bezos
United States
1.84
Pallonji Mistry
Ireland
1.68
Terry Gou
Taiwan
1.56
Anders Povlsen
Denmark
1.38
Karl Albrecht Jr.
Germany
1.31
Gina Rinehart
Australia
1.10
David Thomson
Canada
1.08
Antti Herlin
Finland
1.00
Dietrich Mateschitz
Austria
0.88
Taha Mikati
Lebanon
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level 76
Aug 16, 2015
Wow. Surprising, educational, challenging -- everything a good quiz should be :)
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level 72
Aug 16, 2015
Well St Kitts has one billionaire and Monaco has three, hence some zany numbers. But I wonder with the oil-rich Middle East states being absent, has some info been concealed from Wikipedia?
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level 62
Sep 21, 2015
Only a handful of people in the Gulf states control the wealth.
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level 77
Sep 21, 2015
Not really true. There are a lot of sheikhs and emirs. Tens of thousands of princes in Saudi Arabia, for instance. Most of them are not billionaires. If the wealth were more concentrated than it is then no doubt Qatar, Saudi, Bahrain, the UAE and Oman would all make the cut. But the money isn't in the hands of individuals so much as families.
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level 69
Sep 21, 2015
Interesting about the money of the oil states being in the hands of families. I was really expecting Qatar, UAE and Bahrain to be well up the list for sure.
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level 74
Oct 28, 2016
Brunei? According to Wikipedia: "The Sultan has been ranked among the wealthiest individuals in the world; Forbes estimated the Sultan's total peak net worth at US$20 billion in 2008." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassanal_Bolkiah
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level 77
Sep 2, 2017
That's just one guy, though.
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level 64
Sep 2, 2017
Yah, but one guy in a country of 429,000 people makes a # per mil figure of 2.33.
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level 77
Sep 2, 2017
Good point. In that case I think it's a matter of it just being an estimate. Oftentimes the true wealth of monarchs and oligarchs isn't really known and they might not be factored in to the Wikipedia rankings. For instance some people say Vladimir Putin is actually the wealthiest man in the world, but nobody really knows.
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level 51
Sep 4, 2017
I was wondering about UAE while taking the quiz and expected I'd find the answer from kalbahamut in the comments section. I am not disappointed.
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level 74
Nov 19, 2019
Also often the oil money is in some sort of sovereign fund, which might be in practice controlled by very few people (or just one), but probably doesn't count.
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level 60
Sep 21, 2015
Makes you wonder why US keeps funding Israel - should be the other way round.
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level 77
Sep 21, 2015
Total US foreign aid to Israel 2013 (almost all of which is "military" aid, other assistance is paltry): 2.9 billion USD.
Total Israeli GDP in 2013: 290 billion USD.

An amazing 1%. Yeah, they're totally funding Israel.
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level 19
Sep 2, 2017
About 26 billion dollars is donated in foreign aid. You have underestimated how wealthy the US truly is.
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level 77
Sep 4, 2017
I don't understand what you're saying.
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level 54
Sep 4, 2017
1% is a lot
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level 77
Sep 26, 2017
It is a lot. But it's about 99% less than you need to make the claim that one country funds another something less that silly.
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level 77
Sep 26, 2017
Or let's say 49% just to be generous to the silly people.
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level 82
Sep 21, 2015
It amuses me how quickly I can rattle off country names in quizzes like this that I don't know the answers to; but in the 1 minute sprint challenge I mishit the keyboard, spell incorrectly, and generally just mess it up
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level 45
Sep 29, 2015
Haha, it is the tension that presses you, probably.
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level 66
Nov 22, 2016
With the latest info from the wiki billionaires page it looks like Denmark (6), Ireland (6) and Liechtenstein (4) will all make the cut with a ratio well above 1.0.
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level 51
Apr 28, 2017
Ah, St Kitts and Nevis. Playground of the rich.
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level 80
Jun 17, 2017
I think Liechtenstein might be wrong. Liechtenstein has a population of 37,000 and 1 Billionaire. So shouldn't the number of billionaires per million people be about 27?
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level 74
Jun 18, 2017
Yeah it looks the decimal point was misplaced at some point. It should 26.4 instead of 2.64
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level ∞
Jun 18, 2017
Fixed. Thanks.
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level 74
Jun 18, 2017
Where exactly is the data from? Wikipedia stages it is from Forbes, but Forbes 400's poorest member has 1.7 million. Wikipedia doesn't currently list St Kitts, while web search suggests Belize and St Lucia also have one each.
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level 74
Jun 18, 2017
Stages >> states
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level 77
Jul 20, 2017
http://www.infinance.lu/actualites/725-ultra-rich-residents-luxembourg says Luxembourg has 17 billionaires, which would put it 3rd on this list.
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level 66
Sep 2, 2017
Even with the same sources, Brunei's monarch is considered to be a billionaire. With a population of 417.000, this would clearly put them on this list (2.39). Any reason the monarch would be excluded?
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level ∞
Sep 2, 2017
Monarchs are generally excluded because its difficult to separate their personal assets from the assets of the state.
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level 57
Sep 2, 2017
Great quiz!
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level 38
Sep 2, 2017
Well this is harder than I thought. Also I typed Germany and it didn't accept it
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level 63
Sep 2, 2017
St. Kitts? Wow. Never saw that one coming.
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level 44
Sep 2, 2017
All of my 4 answers were guesses.Germany,Kuwait,Ireland(where I'm from) and the Usa
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level 61
Sep 3, 2017
There are how many billionaires in Iceland? :O
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level 79
Jul 12, 2018
Just one, but the population of Iceland is less than the population of Honolulu.
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level 32
Sep 4, 2017
I thought Japan and South Korea or oil countries would be here
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level 61
Sep 5, 2017
Let me guess . . . St. Kitts and Nevis has ONE Billionaire, right ?
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level 68
Sep 5, 2017
This quiz became much easier once I realized you're looking for countries, not cities!
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level 57
Oct 20, 2017
I missed the 'I's. Ireland and Iceland. Also, who's the guy in the picture? The Great Gatsby?
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level 72
Nov 6, 2018
Whoever he is, he's well prior to 2017
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level 61
Nov 20, 2019
The picture is just called "White tie and bowler hat (1896)".
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level 34
Mar 24, 2019
St Kitts and Nevis- the richest person has about $11 Mil.
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level 74
Nov 19, 2019
It goes by current citizenship, not origin or residence. Like a Lebanese is now Monegasque, a Norwegian is Cypriot and a North Dakotan renounced US citizenship and got one from St Kitts, not residing there however.
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level 60
Nov 19, 2019
I believe Jeff Bezos is no longer the richest person in the U.S. I think Bill Gates has claimed that title again
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level 80
Nov 19, 2019
Not according to the named source, Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/forbes-400/#e7da247e2ffb
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level ∞
Nov 19, 2019
It goes back and forth ever since Bezos had to give a huge chunk of his fortune to his ex-wife.
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level 61
Nov 20, 2019
And she is now the third richest woman in the world.
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level 56
Nov 20, 2019
Luxembourg??
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level 61
Nov 20, 2019
According to Google Myron Wentz lives on Grand Cayman, (UK).
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level ∞
Nov 20, 2019
This goes by citizenship not primary residence and is based on the listed source.