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2017 Top Global Countries and Cities for Billionaires

United States, China and Japan are the world’s 3 largest economy, with United States’ GDP topping $18 trillion.

The country with the most billionaires is China with 609 while United States is second with 552.  Germany (4th largest economy by GDP), is third with 109 billionaires.

The city with the most billionaires is Beijing with 94, while New York is in second with 86 billionaires.  Hong Kong has the 3rd most billionaires with 72.

Top 3 Countries with the Highest GDP

Ranking Country GDP (USD)
1 United States 18,036,648,000,000
2 China 11,064,665,000,000
3 Japan 4,383,076,000,000

 

Top 3 Countries with the Most Billionaires

Rank Country No of Billionaires
1 Greater China 609
2 USA 552
3 Germany 109
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Top 3 Cities with the Most Billionaires

Rank City Number of Billionaires
1 Beijing 94
2 New York 86
3 Hong Kong 72

 


 

2017 Top 20 Global Countries and Cities for Billionaires

Global Ranking GDP by Country Most Billionaires by Countries Most Billionaires by Cities
1 United States Greater China Beijing
2 China United States New York
3 Japan Germany Hong Kong
4 Germany India Shenzhen
5 United Kingdom United Kingdom Moscow
6 France Switzerland London
7 India Russia Shanghai
8 Italy France Mumbai
9 Brazil Brazil Paris
10 Canada Japan Hangzhou
11 Korea Italy Seoul
12 Russia Canada San Francisco
13 Australia South Korea Sao Paulo
14 Spain Turkey Istanbul
15 Mexico Singapore Taipei
16 Indonesia Australia Bangkok
17 Netherlands Thailand Singapore
18 Turkey Spain Tokyo
19 Switzerland UAE Los Angeles
20 Saudi Arabia Indonesia Guangzhou

 

Top 20 GDP by Countries

Ranking Country GDP (USD)
1 United States 18,036,648,000,000
2 China 11,064,665,000,000
3 Japan 4,383,076,000,000
4 Germany 3,363,447,000,000
5 United Kingdom 2,861,091,000,000
6 France 2,418,836,000,000
7 India 2,088,841,000,000
8 Italy 1,821,497,000,000
9 Brazil 1,803,653,000,000
10 Canada 1,552,808,000,000
11 Korea, Rep. 1,377,873,000,000
12 Russian Federation 1,365,865,000,000
13 Australia 1,339,141,000,000
14 Spain 1,192,901,000,000
15 Mexico 1,143,793,000,000
16 Indonesia 861,934,000,000
17 Netherlands 750,284,000,000
18 Turkey 717,880,000,000
19 Switzerland 670,790,000,000
20 Saudi Arabia 646,002,000,000

 

Top 20 Most Billionaires Countries

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

 

Top 20 Most Billionaires by Cities

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

 

Source: World Bank, Hurun Report, Caproasia Institute, Forbes

* GDP ~ 2015, Billionaire ~2016/2017



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