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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, 16 August 2023
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Last updated: August 16, 2023
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First submittedOctober 18, 2010
Times taken258,416
Average score85.7%
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Country
750
United States
503
China
177
India
122
Germany
105
Russia
65
Canada
63
Italy
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Country
58
Brazil
55
United Kingdom
47
Australia
47
Taiwan
47
France
42
Switzerland
41
Japan
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38
Sweden
37
Singapore
31
Israel
31
South Korea
27
Spain
26
Indonesia
26
Thailand
100 Recent Comments
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Level 67
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 54
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 56
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 77
Jun 14, 2017
And not one of them has become Batman.
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Level 59
Jul 15, 2017
Are you so sure about it?
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Level 90
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 90
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 57
Jul 15, 2017
Norway has 25
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Level 41
Jul 15, 2017
What about Nigeria? I've gotten tonnes of emails from Nigerian billionaires.
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Level 63
Sep 1, 2017
Are you sure they weren't asking for billions?
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Level 43
Feb 29, 2024
those were scam calls
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Level 75
Jul 15, 2017
Sorry, China, communism machine broke
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Level 67
Jan 30, 2024
It was dismantled decades ago.
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Level 31
Jul 15, 2017
20/21 :( didn't get Turkey
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Level 35
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 67
Jul 17, 2017
*Greece
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Level 41
Jul 18, 2017
Got them all with over 2 mins to spare happy with that
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Level 25
Nov 20, 2017
wow i'm surprised i got all of them
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Level 26
Nov 28, 2017
Tried to spell "Australia" in the last 3 seconds,

Screwed up really badly.

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Level 25
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 70
Mar 29, 2019
Yes Colonialism is still very strong in some parts of the world:
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Level 82
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 59
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 83
Aug 16, 2023
This is an insane take. You're totally good with a Chinese-Taiwanese anschluss because there are people with a similar ethnic background in both, and a history of being one country in the past? I agree that colonialism is not an appropriate word for the situation there, but the defense of the "reunification" of China at missilepoint reads as mere sycophantry toward the CCP.
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Level 67
Jan 30, 2024
ROC doesn't need to declare independence since it is essentially independent already.
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Level 35
Apr 29, 2019
Bugger, didn't get Indonesia!
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Level 18
May 20, 2019
i got everyone except germany and thailand

damn

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Level 75
Aug 15, 2019
How many does Monaco have?
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Level 60
Aug 16, 2023
3.
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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 49
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 46
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 39
Aug 16, 2019
missed thailand
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Level 55
Oct 2, 2019
21 countries too many....
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Level 49
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 90
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 42
Dec 7, 2021
Yeah, but Forbes still lists billionaires based on their worth in US dollars.
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Level 90
Dec 7, 2021
I'm aware.
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Level 34
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 64
Apr 8, 2021
:|
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Level 60
Aug 16, 2023
I think the order has changed, but the answers are the same.
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Level 89
Feb 24, 2020
It's time for an update. The Netherlands has 37 billionaires now
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Level 60
Aug 16, 2023
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Level 89
Aug 17, 2023
Depends on what source you use. According to Quote500 (a dutch magazine who research people's net worth) there are 45 billionaires at the moment. They are considered a reliable source
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Level 32
Mar 21, 2020
I'm kinda ashamed of the thought process that got me 100% lol.
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Level 51
Jun 24, 2020
100%!
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Level 40
Aug 8, 2020
i can´t believe i forgot about switzerland. great quiz tho!
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Level 85
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 62
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 53
Feb 2, 2023
About 0.0000001% of the population of India are billionaires
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Level 57
Nov 25, 2020
sunshinerose India is a country of over a billion. A couple billionaires wont change that.
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Level 26
Nov 26, 2020
I forgot France somehow and got everything else
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Level 41
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 53
Mar 24, 2021
quite surprised that saudi arabia didn't make the list
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Level 69
Apr 22, 2021
Technically, Venezuela has 28 million billionaires
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Level 28
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 60
Aug 16, 2023
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Level 25
May 20, 2021
Missed Singapore Thailand Taiwan Sweden Israel
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2021
Forgot Switzerland and Singapore
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Level 82
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 15
Jan 26, 2022
Cant believe i missed france... :(
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Level 28
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 67
Jan 30, 2024
You'll hate my A-Z quizzes then!
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Level 43
Sep 5, 2022
forgot Russia and Thailand lol
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Level 53
Feb 2, 2023
I thought there would be a lot more rich saudis
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Level 67
May 5, 2023
Me too
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Level 67
May 5, 2023
Missed Israel
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Level 50
Aug 20, 2023
same
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Level 62
May 11, 2023
We need an update
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Level 50
Aug 16, 2023
With the August 16th update, I was the 60th person to take the quiz and got 44 percentile. I only missed Sweden, but everyone before me was more nerd than I was, so it made me look like an idiot. 😖 I still like this quiz, though. I guess I should come back to it when more non-nerds make it easier, and I will also remember what I missed.
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Level 27
Sep 1, 2023
Wow. Just wow.
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Level 55
Sep 2, 2023
Almost missed Switzerland!
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Level 25
Sep 30, 2023
Taiwan belongs to China. It is not a country, so it should not be listed separately.
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Level 49
Sep 30, 2023
Same argument is often made for Kosovo, but JP recognises it as a country, so it's often counted as such.
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Level 87
Sep 30, 2023
Taiwan has never, ever been a part of the current Chinese government. Nice troll, though.
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Level 49
Sep 30, 2023
1) How could I forget Thailand?

2) There are far, far too many billionaires in the world.

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Level 61
Nov 1, 2023
Every time I got a country right I felt sick to my stomach. I can't believe billionaires are allowed to exist.

You can get most of them by guessing colonial powers and big/highly populated countries. I missed two and both are covered by that logic.

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Level 69
Dec 6, 2023
As citizen of a country that's rather high up in this ranking, I feel ashamed of the discrepancy between the rich and poor in my homeland.
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Level 22
Jan 5, 2024
Which one? This is true for at least 4/5 of the top 5 answers. I don't know how things are in Germany but that's because Europe has always managed to paint a prettier picture about themselves.
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Level 23
Jan 28, 2024
I tried US Didn't Work:(
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Level 23
Jan 28, 2024
what about gotham city :]
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Level 33
May 6, 2024
id expect more from uae, saudi, qatar etc. why is it so less despite all the oil and extravagance?
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Level 26
Jun 13, 2024
Where is Monaco in the south of France