The US has more billionaires than China, Germany and Russia combined

Pedro Gonçalves
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There are 2,604 billionaires in the world, according to the Wealth-X Billionaire Census 2019, and over a quarter of these ultra-high-net-worth individuals (705) reside in the US. China, the country with the second-highest number of billionaires, has 285, Germany 146 and Russia 102. In 2018, the global billionaire population fell 5.4% from a year earlier to 2,604 and their worth declined by 7% to $8.6 trillion. The report attributed the decline to heightened market volatility, global trade tensions and a slowdown in economic growth. The billionaires are increasingly congregating in a c...

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