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Countries with the Most Billionaires

Name the countries that have the most citizens with a net worth of at least $1 billion. 💰💰💰
According to Forbes's real-time billionaire list, 18 November 2021
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: November 18, 2021
First submittedOctober 18, 2010
Times taken208,265
Average score81.0%
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Country
748
United States
633
China
147
India
136
Germany
120
Russia
59
Canada
56
Brazil
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Country
56
United Kingdom
50
Italy
46
Japan
46
Australia
45
Taiwan
43
France
43
South Korea
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Country
40
Sweden
40
Switzerland
30
Thailand
29
Singapore
28
Spain
28
Israel
23
Turkey
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Level 84
Jun 15, 2013
Got 100%. What changed vs. last time? I assume China moved up in the rankings.
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Level 76
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 84
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 71
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 60
Nov 13, 2020
Look up a list of billionaires, then find their nation of citizenship.
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Level 87
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 87
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 72
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 46
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 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 67
Sep 23, 2016
Israel is not on the list now.
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Level 35
Dec 20, 2020
It is?
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Level 49
Jun 16, 2013
Oh, man! I forgot Indonesia!
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Level 83
Sep 8, 2015
me too...only one
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Level 60
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 84
Jan 24, 2015
But that average income is not anywhere close to being north of a billion dollars.
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Level 71
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 46
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 67
Dec 11, 2013
100% at the first try, yeah!
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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 27
Nov 26, 2020
I mean it Is thanksgiving lmao
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Level 69
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 71
Nov 29, 2014
Probably is Monaco...... they keep their worth secret for obvious reasons!
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Level 66
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 37
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 40
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 84
Apr 9, 2015
It's all three.
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Level 84
Jul 30, 2020
and also the Near East
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Level 59
Jul 17, 2020
Zomg this is me with Australia! Every time, just forget it is there.
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Level 63
Jan 30, 2015
Damn it. Missed Taiwan.
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Level 61
Jul 17, 2017
It's all right, Kim.
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Level 66
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 56
Aug 7, 2015
Italy of course! Lira billionaires a-plenty! Well, no, not any more. Damn the Euro!
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Level 64
Apr 15, 2021
North of Italy is still one of the richest area's of the world.
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Level 74
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 43
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 76
Oct 23, 2020
Stealing here is subjective. India was colonised by Britain, so was part of the British Empire.
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Level 76
Oct 23, 2020
So Britain is voluntarily the second largest foreign aid donor in the world (after the United States)? Nice.
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Level 71
Dec 7, 2021
I'd say "stealing" is pretty accurate. After the forces of the British East India Company captured Bengal, one of the richest parts of the India subcontinent (and possibly the world) at the time, their leader, Robert Clive, raided the Royal Treasury and took millions, including 46 million pounds for himself. This wasn't only in Bengal--the British used extortion to take gold and other precious treasures across India. They also benefitted from an unfair tax policy, where they would buy Indian goods with the taxes Indians paid, essentially cheating them out of their goods. That last article I posted suggests they took up to $45 trillion from the Indian economy--needless to say, that's a lot.
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Level 70
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 64
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 59
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 55
Apr 26, 2020
If you're going by Zimbabwean Dollars I'm a multi-trillionaire! too bad it all amounts to like a couple dollars. No seriously, 100 trillion Zimbabwean Dollars is 40 US cents.
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Level 52
Dec 3, 2020
In that case I'm a quadrillionare
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Level 44
Sep 6, 2015
46 seconds left
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Level 32
May 18, 2016
Only missed the UK... really kicking myself now LOL
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Level 32
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 48
Jul 15, 2017
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Level 63
Aug 13, 2016
Oof, finally guessed Sweden with 2 seconds left for 100%.
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Level 68
Jan 22, 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_the_number_of_US_dollar_billionaires
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Level 65
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 55
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 57
Dec 7, 2021
People talk about it all the time. It's been the subject of a plethora of conspiracy theories for decades. Besides that is one large family splitting the money between them so not individuals though I would assume that as individuals they have more than enough wealth to contribute to the statistics used by this quiz
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Level 76
Jun 14, 2017
And not one of them has become Batman.
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Level 62
Jul 15, 2017
Are you so sure about it?
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Level 87
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 87
Dec 7, 2021
And apparently Jeff Bezos is on his way to becoming Lex Luthor.
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Level 58
Jul 15, 2017
Wow... I missed Japan
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Level 60
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 64
Sep 1, 2017
Are you sure they weren't asking for billions?
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Level 74
Jul 15, 2017
Sorry, China, communism machine broke
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Level 30
Jul 15, 2017
20/21 :( didn't get Turkey
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Level 37
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 61
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 28
Nov 28, 2017
Tried to spell "Australia" in the last 3 seconds,

Screwed up really badly.

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Level 26
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 71
Mar 29, 2019
Yes Colonialism is still very strong in some parts of the world:
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Level 84
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 56
Dec 9, 2021
Taiwan and the mainland are both states full of Chinese people. In what way is the PRC wanting to control Taiwan colonialism? Is it colonialism for the ROC to claim the territory all the territory the PRC does as well as 10 other countries? I also think it's a bit strange to portray reunification as "conquering" the other part of the country.
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Level 38
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 74
Aug 15, 2019
How many does Monaco have?
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Level 67
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 72
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 67
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 72
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 67
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 72
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 50
Feb 7, 2020
If you're referring to economic freedom - I think you are - then you are incorrect on this point. As you can see in this list, Sweden actually ranks higher than the US as do several other countries. Not to say the US is a bad place to be successful (it is in the highest category), but it is not at the top. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Index_of_Economic_Freedom
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Level 48
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 41
Aug 16, 2019
missed thailand
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Level 54
Oct 2, 2019
21 countries too many....
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Level 50
Feb 7, 2020
Agreed. How can anyone consider such wealth inequality to be reasonable?
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Level 44
Nov 18, 2019
Surprised Mexico is not on this list as it is home to the richest person in the world. Great quiz!
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Level 25
May 20, 2021
Carlos Slim is Not The Richest Anymore..
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Level 63
Nov 27, 2019
I am very surprised to see how few billionaires Japan has.
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Level 87
Jan 9, 2020
I’d imagine being a billionaire in Japan isn’t all that impressive considering how much a billion yen is actually worth.
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Level 43
Dec 7, 2021
Yeah, but Forbes still lists billionaires based on their worth in US dollars.
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Level 87
Dec 7, 2021
I'm aware.
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Level 36
Feb 21, 2020
United States China Germany India Russia United Kingdom Brazil France Canada Taiwan Italy South Korea Japan Switzerland Australia Thailand Sweden Spain Turkey Singapore Israel
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Level 59
Apr 8, 2021
:|
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Level 85
Feb 24, 2020
It's time for an update. The Netherlands has 37 billionaires now
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Level 33
Mar 21, 2020
I'm kinda ashamed of the thought process that got me 100% lol.
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Level 67
Jul 20, 2020
Countries that have lots of parasites? :)
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Level 51
Jun 24, 2020
100%!
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Level 42
Aug 8, 2020
i can´t believe i forgot about switzerland. great quiz tho!
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Level 79
Sep 19, 2020
I can't believe I forgot Israel.
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Level 25
Oct 1, 2020
Its a shame that India comes in 4th and the majority of the population is starving and impoverished. :(
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Level 63
Feb 3, 2021
If India wasn't in 4th on this list, much more of the population would be starving right now.
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Level 58
Nov 25, 2020
sunshinerose India is a country of over a billion. A couple billionaires wont change that.
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Level 27
Nov 26, 2020
I forgot France somehow and got everything else
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Level 42
Dec 1, 2020
are you serious i missed russia and brazil
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Level 28
Feb 20, 2021
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Scoring

You scored 18/21 = 86%

This beats or equals 59.1% of test takers

The average score is 17

Your high score is 18

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Level 47
Mar 24, 2021
quite surprised that saudi arabia didn't make the list
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Level 65
Apr 22, 2021
Technically, Venezuela has 28 million billionaires
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Level 30
May 5, 2021
I missed Canada, Japan, Sweden, Thailand
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Level 25
May 20, 2021
Greece Have 24 -_-
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Level 25
May 20, 2021
and the netherlands have more then israel same as vietnam this needs and update
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Level 25
May 20, 2021
Missed Singapore Thailand Taiwan Sweden Israel
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Level 59
Jun 3, 2021
Forgot Switzerland and Singapore
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Level 83
Aug 15, 2021
Fun fact: the neighbourhood of Deep Water Bay in Hong Kong is home to 19 billionaires. In total just over 1,000 people live there and it covers an area of less than 1.5 sq km. That means over 1% of the population are billionaires and it has a population density of billionaires greater than Russia's population density of people. On its own it would almost make this list. As a result it is often referred to as the richest neighbourhood on Earth.
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Level 45
Oct 28, 2021
So let's get this straight. Singapore with around 5 million people has more billionaires than the country of Indonesia with 273 million people. Wow.
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Level ∞
Nov 18, 2021
I'm thinking there's about a 50% chance I'll be a billionaire by the time I die due to hyperinflation.
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Level 84
Dec 7, 2021
get all your money management advice from goobers trying to scare old people into buying gold on conservative talk radio and you might not be.
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Level 15
Jan 26, 2022
Cant believe i missed france... :(
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Level 29
Jul 25, 2022
Really enjoying these that have a bit more qualitative aspect than just "begins with C," etc. Not that I don't enjoy the others, I just think these are particularly good.
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Level 40
Sep 5, 2022
forgot Russia and Thailand lol