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