Top 10 countries by number of billionaires

Data about number of billionaires varies from source to source. According to Wikipedia top 10 countries by number of billionaires:

  1. United States 585 billionaires.
  2. China 476 billionaires.
  3. India 131 billionaires.
  4. Germany 114 billionaires.
  5. Russia 96 billionaires.
  6. Hong Kong 67 billionaires.
  7. United Kingdom 64 billionaires.
  8. Brazil 43 billionaires.
  9. Italy 42 billionaires.
  10. Canada 38 billionaires.

According to http://www.cnbc.com & http://www.businessinsider.com list of billionaires by country looks extremely different:

  1. United States 705 billionaires.
  2. China 285 billionaires.
  3. Germany 146 billionaires.
  4. Russia 102 billionaires.
  5. United Kingdom 97 billionaires.
  6. Switzerland 91 billionaires.
  7. Hong Kong 87 billionaires.
  8. India 82 billionaires.
  9. Saudi Arabia 57 billionaires.
  10. France 55 billionaires and UAE 55 billionaires.

According to http://www.forbes.com list of billionaires look like this:

  1. United States 540 billionaires.
  2. China 251 billionaires.
  3. Germany 120 billionaires.
  4. India 84 billionaires.
  5. Russia 77 billionaires.
  6. Hong Kong 63 billionaires.
  7. United Kingdom 50 billionaires.
  8. Italy 43 billionaires.
  9. France 39 billionaires.
  10. Canada 33 billionaires.

According to http://www.statista.com top 10 list look like this:

  1. Greater China 658 billionaires.
  2. United States 584 billionaires.
  3. Germany 117 billionaires.
  4. UK 109 billionaires.
  5. India 104 billionaires.
  6. Switzerland 77 billionaires.
  7. Russia 59 billionaires.
  8. Brazil 53 billionaires.
  9. Thailand 50 billionaires.
  10. France 48 billionaires.

List of billionaires changes from source to source but what’s important that wealth concentrated in particular country. Many will argue that wealth is not equali spreaded among citizens but equality is just utopia. Even in Soviet Union was no equality. And equality should not be expected in capitalism.

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