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The following is a list of known U.S. dollar billionaires in 2009 as of March 2009, listed by nationality, and grouped by continent. The lists of billionaires is compiled annually by the Forbes Magazine. The list excludes heads of states whose wealth is tied to their position (see list of heads of government and state by net worth).

Contents

World wide top 10

Total = 817(2009)

Rank Country Number of billionaires Category
1  United States 360 Category:American billionaires
2  China 79 Category:Chinese billionaires
3  India 58 Category:Indian billionaires
4  Germany 54 Category:German billionaires
5  Russia 32 Category:Russian billionaires
6  United Kingdom 25 Category:British billionaires
7  Canada 23 Category:Canadian billionaires
8  Hong Kong 19 Category:Hong Kong billionaires
9  Japan 17 Category:Japanese billionaires
10  Indonesia 15 Category:Indonesian billionaires

Africa

Total = 8

Rank Nation Number of billionaires Notes
1  Egypt 3
2  South Africa 3
3  Nigeria 2

Asia

Total = 166

Rank Nation/Region Number of billionaires Notes
1  China 79
2  India 58
3  Hong Kong 19
4  Japan 17
5  Indonesia 15
6  Saudi Arabia 14
7  Iran 13
8  Israel 10
9  Pakistan 7
10  United Arab Emirates 6
11  Taiwan 5
12  Kuwait 4
13  South Korea 4
14  Lebanon 3
15  Philippines 3
16  Thailand 3
17  Kazakhstan 2
18  Singapore 2

Europe

Total = 215

Rank Nation Number of billionaires Notes
1  Germany 54
2  Russia 32
3  United Kingdom 25
4  Turkey 13
5  Italy 12
6  Spain 12
7  France 10
8  Sweden 9
9  Switzerland 9
10  Ireland 5
11  Netherlands 5
12  Austria 4
13  Norway 4
14  Ukraine 4
15  Belgium 2
16  Denmark 2
17  Finland 2
18  Portugal 2
19  Czech Republic 1
20  Croatia 1
21  Greece 1
21  Iceland 1
22  Monaco 1
23  Poland 1
24  Romania 1
25  Cyprus 1
26  Albania 1
27  Armenia 1

North America

Total = 388

Rank Nation Number of billionaires Notes
1  United States 359
2  Canada 23
3  Mexico 9

Oceania

Total = 13

Rank Nation Number of billionaires Notes
1  Australia 10
2  New Zealand 3

South America

Total = 21

Rank Nation Number of billionaires Notes
1  Brazil 13
2  Argentina 3
3  Colombia 2
4  Venezuela 2
5  Chile 3

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