Which countries have the richest people?


Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is the richest person in the world in 2022, according to Forbes. The fortune of one of the most famous businessmen is estimated at 219 billion dollars and, most likely, continues to grow. Just behind him on the rich list is Jeff Bezos, who is known as the founder of Amazon and the head of Blue Origin – he has $171 million at his disposal. It is worth noting that all these data are relevant for April, and now these figures may be more or less. Not so long ago, specialists from the Wealth-X Research Institute used data on billionaires and presented a list of parts of the world, countries and cities where the richest people in the world live. On top of that, they calculated how much money they all have. It turned out to be a very interesting map.

How many billionaires are there in the world

According to Wealth-X, there are 3,311 billionaires worldwide. All of them together have a fortune of 11.8 trillion dollars – it is difficult for most people to imagine how much this is. Also, statistics collected by experts shows that the number of rich people in the world is constantly growing. So, in 2021, the number of billionaires grew by as much as 3%. At the same time, billionaires continue to get richer – over the same period, their overall fortune has grown by 18%.

Map of rich people created by experts from Wealth-X

Wealth-X used self-collected data to determine where the wealthiest people live. The status of a billionaire was assigned to a person based on his total capital, including public and private enterprises and investment assets. For the place of residence of the billionaire, experts considered the address of his main place of work.

Where do the most billionaires live?

Based on the data collected, it turned out that most of the billionaires live in North America – there are 1,035 of them in total and their total fortune is 4.6 trillion dollars. This is not surprising, because most of the large companies like SpaceX, Amazon, and so on are located in the United States. In total, 975 billionaires live there, including Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and many other well-known people from the world of technology.

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

There are also a lot of billionaires in Europe, and their number is growing rapidly. For example, in 2021 their number increased by 22% and at the moment there are 954 of them. Asia is the third richest part of the world with 899 billionaires. It is worth noting that Asia is not so far behind Europe.

Aliko Dangote is one of the richest people in Africa

Of particular note is the sixth item on the list, which is Africa. Only 46 billionaires live there, but their wealth is constantly growing. In addition, one should not exclude the fact that many rich people from African countries have not lived in their homeland for a long time. If you take this into account, there are many more Africans among the billionaires.

Which country has the most rich people?

A little higher, we have already figured out that the vast majority of billionaires live in the United States. The second richest country on the list is China. Many people know about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, but not everyone is familiar with Chinese entrepreneurs. One of the richest people in China is Zhang Yiming, who has $44.5 billion at his disposal. People rarely hear this name, but actively use its main invention – TikTok services. An even wealthier Chinese native is Zhong Shanshan, who is worth an estimated $67.1 billion. Its activities are mainly related to the pharmaceutical and beverage industries.

Zhang Yiming is the creator of TikTok

In which city do the richest people live?

Finally, Wealth-X experts named a list of cities where the most rich people live. In first place was New York – there are 138 billionaires. Next on the list are Chinese Hong Kong with 114 billionaires and American San Francisco with 85 rich people. Moscow was in fifth place on the list – there are 75 billionaires in the Russian capital.

New York is considered the city of the rich

Many people believe that it is natural for every person to want to become rich. But it turns out that not everyone has a craving for billions . If you are wondering why this is so, be sure to read our article on this topic.

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