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Global Rich List 2017 – Hurun Report

There are 2,257 Billionaires in the world, with 69 new billionaires in 2016.  Hurun Research published the Global Rich List 2017:

“The world today has 5000 dollar billionaires, assuming that for every one we have found we have missed at least one. While some billionaires go to extraordinary lengths to conceal their wealth, for the most part it is that they are discreet and prefer operating under the radar.”

~ Rupert Hoogewerf, Chairman and Chief Researcher of Hurun Report

2016 Fast Facts:

  • 2,257 billionaires ( + 69 billionaires)
  • Total billionaires wealth: $8 Trillion ( 10.7% of Global GDP )
  • Beijing has the most billionaires (by city)
  • Shenzhen overtook London with the most billionaires (4th place)
  • 19 billionaires left the world in 2016

” Beijing has the most billionaires (94) “

Top 10 Richest People:

Bill Gates (Microsoft) is the world’s richest man in 2016 with USD 81 billion.  In 2nd place is Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway) with 78 billion and Jeff Bezos (Amazon) in 3rd place.

” Bill Gates – USD 81 billion “

Of the top 10 richest people in 2016, 80% of them came from United States of America (USA).  Only Amancio Ortega (Zara) and Carlos Slim Helu & Family are non-USA, from Spain and Mexico, respectively.

The youngest billionaire is Mark Zuckerberg, aged 32 in the top 10 list.

2016 Top 10 Richest People:

Rank Name Networth (USD) Source Age Residence
1 Bill Gates 81 Billion Microsoft 61 USA
2 Warren Buffett 78 Billion Berkshire Hathaway 86 USA
3 Jeff Bezos 72 Billion Amazon 53 USA
4 Amancio Ortega 69 Billion Zara 80 Spain
5 Mark Zukerberg 58 Billion Facebook 32 USA
6 Larry Ellison 48 Billion Oracle 72 USA
7 Carlos Slim Helu & Family 46 Billion America Movil 76 Mexico
8 David Koch 43 Billion Koch Industries 76 USA
9 Charles Koch 43 Billion Koch Industries 81 USA
10 Michael Bloomberg 42 Billion Bloomberg 74 USA

 

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Global Billionaires by Country

China has the most billionaires in the world with 609 billionaires, ahead of USA with 552 billionaires.  On third place is Germany with 109 billionaires.

” China has the most Billionaires (609)  “

India, in 4th place, have more than 100 billionaires.  United Kingdom sits on 5th place have 89 billionaires.

Top 10 Most Billionaires by Country:

Rank Country No of Billionaires
1 Greater China 609
2 USA 552
3 Germany 109
4 India 100
5 UK 89
6 Switzerland 77
7 Russia 68
8 France 50
9 Brazil 43
10 Japan 42
11 Italy 41
12 Canada 35
13 South Korea 34
14 Turkey 29
15 Singapore 28
16 Australia 27
17 Thailand 26
18 Spain 23
19 UAE 21
20 Indonesia 17
20 Sweden 17

 

Global Billionaires by City

Beijing continued its dominance with the most number of billionaires for the second year running with 94 billionaires.  New York on 2nd place has 86 billionaires while Hong Kong has 72 billionaires.

Beijing (94) Vs New York (86)

Shenzhen, another fast growing China city, is on 4th place with 62 billionaires.  Moscow rounds up the top 5 cities with the most billionaires with 59 billionaires.

Rank City Number of Billionaires
1 Beijing 94
2 New York 86
3 Hong Kong 72
4 Shenzhen 62
5 Moscow 59
6 London 55
7 Shanghai 53
8 Mumbai 42
9 Paris 36
10 Hangzhou 36
11 Seoul 30
12 San Francisco 29
13 Sao Paulo 25
14 Istanbul 25
15 Taipei 25
16 Bangkok 25
17 Singapore 24
18 Tokyo 24
19 Los Angeles 23
20 Guangzhou 22

 

 

Global Billionaires by Continent

Asia with the largest population size and fast-growing economies led the world with 1,038 billionaires.  The 1,038 Asian billionaires have a combined wealth of USD 2.98 trillion.

” 1,038 Billionaries in Asia “

North America has the 2nd most number of billionaires with 602 billionaires with a combined wealth of USD 2.78 Trillion.  On third place is Europe with 486 billionaires with a combined wealth of USD 1.81 Trillion.

Rank Continent No. of billionaires Combined wealth USD
 1 Asia  1,038  2.982 Trillion
 2 North America  602  2.785 Trillion
 3 Europe  486  1.811 Trillion
 4 South America  75  256 Billion
 5 Oceania  28  81 Billion
 5 Africa  28  79 Billion

 

New Billionaires in Global Top 100

” 23 New Billionaires in Top 100 List “

The billionaire league is no longer limited to a few.  However, making the Top 100 Billionaire list is extremely competitive.  23 billionaires dropped out from the Top 100 list in 2016 – This also means 23 new billionaires made the Top 100 List.

Who are they?

Top 100 List: 23 New Entrants

 Name Net Worth  USD Main Company Age Country of Residence
Wang Wei 27 Billion SF Express 46 China
James & Arthur Irving 24 Billion Irving Group 87 Canada
Ding Lei 18 Billion Netease 46 China
Dhanin Chearavanont & family 17 Billion Charoen Pokphand Foods 77 Thailand
Iris Fontbona & family 17 Billion Quinenco 74 Chile
Yao Zhenhua 15 Billion Baoneng 47 China
Harold Hamm 15 Billion Continental Resources 71 USA
Leonid Mikhelson 15 Billion Novatek 61 Russia
Henry Cheng & family 15 Billion New World 69 China
Francois Pinault & family 15 Billion Kering 80 France
Elon Musk 14 Billion Tesla Motors 45 USA
Alexey Mordashov 14 Billion Severstal 51 Russia
Majid Al Futtaim 13 Billion Majid Al Futtaim UAE
Takemitsu Takizaki 13 Billion Keyence 71 Japan
Vladimir Lisin 13 Billion Novolipetsk Steel 60 Russia
Joseph Lau 13 Billion Chinese Estates 66 China
Alain Wertheimer 13 Billion Chanel 68 France
Gerard Wertheimer 13 Billion Chanel 66 France
Dietrich Mateschitz 12 Billion Red Bull 72 Austria
Lakshmi N Mittal 12 Billion ArcelorMittal 64 UK
Eric Schmidt 12 Billion Google 61 USA
Rupert Murdoch 12 Billion News Corp 85 USA
Lu Zhiqiang & family 12 Billion Oceanwide 65 China

 

 

Billionaires Who Left in 2016

Many billionaires made their mark not just in being extraordinary wealthy but creating a business empire that hires thousands and hundred of thousands of employees world-wide, creating jobs and feeding families.

” 19 Billionaires Left in 2016 “

Billionaire who left the world in 2016 includes Forrest Mars Jr, who is the grandson of the Founder of Mars Inc with brands that includes the popular Mars bar, Snickers and M&Ms.

In 2016, a total of 19 billionaires left in 2016.

Billionaires Who Left in 2016:

Name Net Worth 2016 (USD) Company Country Age
Gerald Grosvenor 15.2 Billion Grosvenor UK 63
Carlos Bulgheroni 3 Billion Bridas Argentina 73
Leon Charney 1 Billion Real Estate Investments USA 73
Jean Claude Decaux 6.2 Billion JC Decaux France 76
Heinz- George Baus 3.7 Billion Bauhaus Germany 80
Francisco Ivens de Sa Dias Branco 2.1 Billion M. Dias Branco Brazil 80
Rosa Anna Magno Garavoglia 3.2 Billion Gruppo Campari Italy 82
Gerard Louis-Dreyfus 3 Billion Louis-Dreyfus USA 82
Tom Perkins 7.3 Billion KPCB USA 83
Forrest Mars Jr 28 Billion Mars USA 84
Herbert Louis 4 Billion S.C Johnson & Son USA 86
Michael Jaharis 3 Billion Kos Pharmaceuticals USA 86
Miloud Chaabi 2.7 Billion Ynna Holdings Morocco 86
Bhumibol Adulyadej 12 Billion CPB Holdings Thailand 87
Curt Engelhorn 6.5 Billion Boehringer Manheim and Depuy Switzerland 90
Dean White 2 Billion Whiteco Advertising USA 91
Jack Taylor 11 Billion Enterprise Rent A Car USA 92
Brahim Zniber 2 Billion Belvedere Morocco 94
Erika Pohl-Stroher 2.3 Billion Wella Switzerland 95

 

Richest by Zodiac Sign

Billionaires who are born in the Year of Snake had a great year in 2016, with the most number of billionaires.  The richest man in the world, Bill Gates is born in the Year of Ram (Goat) while Warren Buffet, the 2nd richest man in the world is born in the year of Horse.

” Be a friend with Snake, Horse and Monkey? “

Two Zodiac Signs, Pig and Rabbit did not make the list.

Rank Zodiac Sign % Richest Person Wealth USD
1 Snake 9.10% Charles Ergen 16 Billion
2 Horse 9.00% Warren Buffett 78 Billion
3 Monkey 8.90% Larry Ellison 48 Billion
4 Ox 8.70% Bernard Arnault 38 Billion
5 Rabbit 8.60% Jeff Bezos 72 Billion
6 Ram (Goat) 8.50% Bill Gates 81 Billion
7 Dragon 8.30% David Koch 43 Billion
8 Tiger 8.10% Ingvar Kamprad 34 Billion
9 Dog 8.10% Liliane Bettencourt 37 Billion
10 Rat 7.90% Amancio Ortega 69 Billion

 

Zodiac (Chinese): There are 12 animals in the Zodiac sign ~ Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.

 

Youngest Billionaires

The youngest billionaires in 2016 all came from USA.  The youngest billionaire is Evan Spiegel, aged 26.  Only 4 billionaires are below 30 years old.

” Only in USA “

Youngest Billionaires:

Age Name Wealth USD Main Company Country of Residence
26 Evan Spiegel 4.9 Billion Snapchat USA
27 John Collison 1.3 Billion Stripes USA
27 Bobby Murphy 4.9 Billion Snapchat USA
28 Patrick Collison 1.3 Billion Stripes USA
32 Mark Zuckerberg 58 Billion Facebook USA
32 Dustin Moskovitz 9.9 Billion Facebook USA

 

Source: Hurun Report – Global Rich List 2017

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