how many billionaires in the world?

One interesting question that often pops up when it comes to wealth is how many billionaires in the world are there today? Gone are the days when everyone only wants to be a millionaire. Today, being a billionaire is the standard of wealth. Even Bruno Mars sings that "I want to be a Billionaire....". So, how many billionaires are there today?

how many billionaires are there in the world today?

Here are the facts:

  • There are now 2170 Billionaires in the world
  • 60 % are self made while 40% inherited it
  • Asia is the fastest growing region for the super rich
  • Combined together, the world's billionaires are worth $6.5 trillion
  • Since 2009, 809 people have become billionaires
  • 86 per cent of billionaires are married and have at least 2 kids
  • Both US and Canadian Billionaires hoard the most wealth, which is about $2.1 Trillion
  • The top 10 countries with the most billionaires (in order) are US, China, Germany, UK, Russia, India, Hong Kong, France, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland
  • Bill Gates is currently the richest billionaire with a net worth of $72 Billion

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References:

Forbes (The ultimate site for billionaire rankings)

CelebrityNetWorth (The ultimate site for net worth of celebrities)

TheRichest (Great site for things about money and rich people)

Wikipedia (Greatest site on earth for lots of information)