The world’s wealth­i­est: China, the US, In­dia

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China has the most bil­lion­aires, fol­lowed by the United States and In­dia, ac­cord­ing to Hu­run mag­a­zine.

Al­most half the dollar bil­lion­aires in the Hu­run Global Rich List for 2015 come from China and the US. In­dia re­places Rus­sia as home to the third largest num­ber.

China’s Hu­run mag­a­zine pub­lished its an­nual rat­ing of dollar bil­lion­aires, count­ing the 2,089 rich­est peo­ple around the world. China with 537 and the US with 430 dom­i­nate. In­dia, with its 97 su­per-wealthy out­strips Rus­sia with 93.

Ten Rus­sian bil­lion­aires from last year left the 2015 list. The wealth of 60 per­cent of Rus­sian bil­lion­aires de­clined in the face of the stag­nat­ing econ­omy, de­val­ued ru­ble and plum­met­ing global oil prices.

The Hu­run re­port showed that China’s real es­tate, man­u­fac­tur­ing and tech­nol­ogy in­dus­tries were the chief cre­ators of wealth. The com­bined net worth of the Chi­nese bil­lion­aires is $1.2 tril­lion.

Bill Gates, co-founder of US tech­nol­ogy gi­ant Mi­crosoft, re­mains the world’s rich­est per­son on the Hu­run List, with a net worth of $85 bil­lion.

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