There are plenty of billionaires on this planet. However, do you ever wonder from which country they belong the most? Or do you actually know about it? If you don’t, then fret not because Forbes is always there for our rescue. Forbes’ 2023 ranking of the world’s wealthiest people is out now. Furthermore, with that help, we have curated a list of the top 5 countries with the most billionaires. If you are curious to know India’s position on the list, then you are at the right place. Read on to enlighten yourself.
The rich list by Forbes reveals that 2,640 billionaires in the world hail from 77 countries or territories. Here are the top 5. Check out if your country made it to the top five or not.
1. United States Of America
Without any doubt, the country that secures the first spot is none other than the United States Of America. Furthermore, it is not that hard to guess it even. The USA has about 735 billionaires. The same amount of billionaires was recorded last year by Forbes. Some of the billionaires’ names include Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates, among others. Furthermore, the names that made it to the list for the very first time include LeBron James and Tiger Woods, among other 50 folks.
The second place in the Forbes 2023 ranking of the world’s wealthiest people comes from China. This year China has produced about 495 billionaires. However, what is worth noting is that this figure is still a drop from the last year’s tally. Last year China was home to about 539 billionaires.
If you are wondering what place India secured in this exciting list, then yes, it confirmed the third position. This year India is home to about 169 billionaires with a collective net worth of $675 billion, according to Forbes. However, it has still a drop of $75 billion from last year’s net worth. It is safe to assume that the reason behind this is the dramatic plunge in the net worth of Gautam Adani. He lost about $43 billion after the repercussions of the Hindenburg report. Gautam Adani was once the third richest person in the one.
With about 126 billionaires this year, Germany is fourth on the list. However, if we talk about last year, Germany had about 134 billionaires. The owner of Schwarz Group, Dieter Schwarz, with an estimated net worth of $42.9 billion, is helmed as the richest person in Germany.
Russia secures the fifth position. It has about 105 billionaires. Furthermore, the net worth of these 105 billionaires makes a net worth of about $474 billion.
These are the top 5 countries that secured the highest positions on the list of Forbes’ 2023 ranking of the world’s wealthiest people. However, it is essential to note that even though the United States Of America secured the first spot, the richest person does not hail from that country. That honor goes to France with Bernard Arnault.
These are the countries with the most billionaires. Which name in the list surprised you the most? Do tell us your thoughts via the comments below.