Being a billionaire may be everybody’s dream but for the people on this list of the 11 countries with the most billionaires in the world it has become plain everyday life. It’s staggering how easy it is to get comfortable with what you have, even if it happened in huge increments from what you had before. No matter how down to their roots these people are or how they became who they are, though, one thing’s for sure – they are filthy rich and there is no denying it.
Picking up our search for the richest from the top 10 richest cities in the world, this list will give you an idea of where you can find the highest concentration of people with exceptionally fat bank accounts. Currently on the planet there are over a thousand and eight hundred billionaires spread out quite evenly across the continents. All these people collectively own over seven trillion dollars. This is way more money than one could ever imagine and way more than anyone should have.
Some of these people come from poor backgrounds, some worked hard and restlessly for decades and others just inherited a business. However, all of them now join the club of the one percent – the people who can truly say that money is no object. You will see that their concentration in certain places is not just coincidental. After all, to get a hold of that amount of money requires running a complex, influential business which can’t happen wherever.
Most lists you see, including this one, will take in consideration people whose fortunes estimate over one billion US dollars. The pioneer of this small demographic was the US oil magnate John D. Rockefeller. Ever since he became the first confirmed billionaire in 1916, the number of people like him has been on the rise, making some considerable leaps in the past few decades. Which place will his home country take, though? Let’s take a look.