It is after all a matter of perspective. According to statistics, Switzerland has the highest proportion of millionaires as of 2021, closely followed by Luxembourg.
The countries with the most billionaires are: Germany (134), Russia (83), Italy (52), United Kingdom (49), Sweden (45), France (43) and Switzerland (41).
Vingroup and its billionaire founder Pham Nhat Vuong—Vietnam's richest person—are injecting an additional $2.5 billion in fresh capital into VinFast to help accelerate the electric vehicle maker's expansion across North America and Europe.
Vuong, 54, is Vietnam's richest man, with a $3.9 billion net worth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He started his own business while studying in Moscow and has said he left Russia with $40,000 in debt.
New York is the wealthiest city in the world—home to 345,600 millionaires with a total private wealth that exceeds $3 trillion. New York is home to many Fortune 500 companies and is the financial heart of the United States, with the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ located in the Big Apple.
The top five destinations for net inflows of high-net-worth individuals in 2023 are projected to be Australia, the UAE, Singapore, the USA, and Switzerland. On the flip side, the largest net outflows of millionaires are expected to come from China, India, the UK, Russia, and Brazil.
The finance website selected the 21 richest countries in Asia based on total wealth, duly ranking the list in ascending order of wealth. China topped the list with total wealth of US$85,107 trillion in 2021, followed by Japan with US$25,692 trillion and India with US$14,225 trillion.
Luxembourg is the wealthiest country in the European Union, per capita, and its citizens enjoy a high standard of living.
Sectors such as manufacturing and financial services are making many people incredibly wealthy, and even global luxury brands have noticed. A familiar story in Vietnam is the person who leaves their small town to find work in one of the urban areas, hoping to join the upwardly mobile middle class.
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), also known as Saigon, is generally considered the wealthiest city in Vietnam.
New York City topped the list with 136 billionaires in 2022.
New York City came in at no. 1 on the list. The report found that from 2012 to 2022, the city had a 40% growth in its population of high-net-worth individuals. According to Henley & Partner's report, NYC is home to 340,000 individuals worth over $1 million, 724 centi-millionaires, and 58 billionaires.
“90% of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.” This famous quote from Andrew Carnegie, one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs of all time, is just as relevant today as it was more than a century ago. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world have built their wealth through real estate.
The Top 10 Wealthiest Cities in the World in 2023London.Singapore.Los Angeles.Hong Kong.Beijing.Shanghai.Sydney.The fastest growing cities for the super-wealthy. The following major cities have experienced especially strong wealth growth over the past decade (2012 to 2022):
North Korea. North Korea may actually be the poorest country in Asia, but the nation's notoriously secretive government rarely shares its data, so economists much rely upon expert estimates. Poverty in North Korea is attributed to poor governance by the totalitarian regime.
Rapid modernisation, and a focus on high technology, have allowed East Asia to register rapid economic growth. The region is home to some of the world's most affluent nations and sees high standards of living.
Singapore is the richest Asian country, with a per capita GDP of $91,000 (2023). The country boasts a highly developed market economy, historically driven by extensive entrepôt trade. Between 1965 and 1995, Singapore achieved remarkable average annual growth rates of around 6 percent.
The ten poorest countries in Europe, based on GNI per capita, are Ukraine, Moldova, Albania, Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Russia. Among the poorest countries in Europe, Ukraine ranks as the poorest with a GNI per capita of $3,540.
An individual in Vietnam now needs a net wealth of $160,000 to join the so-called '1 percent club' of the richest people in the country of 98 million. There were 19,491 people with a net worth of $1-30 million last year, down 6 percent from 2019.
In terms of GDP per capita, for many years, Thailand's GDP has always been larger than that of Vietnam. Specifically, in the period 2018-2021, Thailand's average GDP (7,800 USD/year) is about 3 times that of Vietnam (2,740 USD/year).
Here are the countries with the most billionaires, and how many billionaires they actually have:United States: 955.China: 357.Germany: 173.United Kingdom: 114.India: 113.
Three of the four biggest clusters of billionaires in the world are classic US destinations for the uberwealthy: New York City, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area, which includes the neighboring tech hubs of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Nearly 163 billionaires reside in those three hot spots alone.
Still commonly used is multimillionaire, which refers to individuals with net assets of 2 million or more of a currency.
Countries by number and percentage of millionaires
|Country or subnational area||Number of millionaires||Share of global millionaires (%)|
|United States *||25,580,000||39.1|
|United Kingdom *||2,849,000||5.3|
New York is the world's most popular place for the super rich to own a property, according to a new report by data firm Altrata. A total of 21,714 ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) individuals — those worth over $30 million — own either a primary or secondary residence in the city, the study found.