Thursday, September 27, 2012

Billionaires Per 10 Million

The US tops the list of countries with the most billionaires but who cares about the raw numbers? I'm much more interested in the number of billionaires per person. Or per ten million people in this case. That makes it easier (though some countries on this list don't have ten million people...but that just highlights how billionaire-friendly they are). Here's where I got my countries by population data. I removed Hong Kong's population from China's as I assume that their billionaires weren't included in China's billionaire count.

CountryBillionaires per 10m
Hong Kong91.4
Switzerland71.3
United Kingdom22.6
Germany16.8
United States15.3
Canada11.4
Russia6.8
Brazil2.5
China1.1
India0.9