The Countries With The Most Billionaires 2022 | Forbes

The world’s billionaires hail from all over the globe, with citizens of 75 countries or territories on six continents claiming a spot on Forbes’ 36th annual billionaires list. In all, we found 2,668 ten-figure fortunes this year–down from 2,755 last year.

The biggest reason for the drop? China has had on-and-off Covid-19 outbreaks disrupting the supply chain and manufacturing, while Chinese heavyweight listings crashed amid concerns about regulation of tech companies and Beijing’s ties with Russia. Some of China’s biggest losers include former chairman of Pinduoduo Colin Huang, chair of internet giant Tencent Holdings Ma Huateng and Jack Ma of Alibaba. With 539 billionaires — down 87 since last year — with a collective nearly $2 trillion, China is still the country with the second-most billionaires.

Another country shedding billionaires: Russia. President Vladmimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine–and the swift backlash of the international community–sent Russian markets into a freefall in February. There are 34 fewer Russian billionaires this year, as share prices cratered, the ruble plummeted in value and sanctions hit Russian oligarchs’ assets. The collective wealth of the country’s billionaires has fallen from $584 billion last year to $320 billion this year. Some of the biggest losers include oil magnate Vagit Alekperov and Alexey Mordashov, previously the richest person in Russia.Read the full story on Forbes:

Subscribe to FORBES:

Stay Connected
Forbes newsletters:
Forbes on Facebook:
Forbes Video on Twitter:
Forbes Video on Instagram:
More From Forbes:

Forbes covers the intersection of entrepreneurship, wealth, technology, business and lifestyle with a focus on people and success.



Leave a Reply

Recent Posts

Trump Supporters: Get Your 2020 'Keep America Great' Shirts Now!

Are you a proud supporter of President Donald Trump?

If so, you’ll want to grab your 2020 re-election shirt now and be the first on your block to show your support for Trump 2020!

These shirts are going fast so click here to check for availability in your area!


More Popular Stuff for Trump Supporters!

MUST SEE: Full Color Trump Presidential Coin (limited!)

Hilarious Pro Trump 'You are Fake News' Tee Shirt!

[Exclusive] Get Your HUGE Trump 2020 Yard or House Flag!