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The Richest Billionaire In Each Country 2024

Bernard Arnault, Elon Musk, Mukesh Ambani ILLUSTRATION BY KEVIN MCGIVERN FOR FORBES
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From $1 billion fortunes to a $233 billion empire: Here’s how the world’s richest spread out across the globe.

By Annika Grosser, Contributor


Billionaires are becoming ubiquitous. The record 2,781 members of Forbes’ 2024 World’s Billionaires list hail from 78 countries or territories around the world.

France has the richest citizen on the list, Bernard Arnault, who retained his No. 1 spot as his net worth swelled to an estimated $233 billion, thanks to a record year for his conglomerate LVMH, which owns Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Sephora and scores of other luxury brands. But the United States has the most billionaires overall, with a record 813, the richest being Elon Musk (worth an estimated $195 billion). China, with 473 billionaires (including Hong Kong), has the second-most billionaires, followed by India, with a record 200. The richest is India’s Mukesh Ambani, worth an estimated $116 billion. He’s the only person from Asia to be a member of The $100 Billion Club.

Luxembourg joins the list this year, thanks to newcomer Michael Gans, who debuts with an estimated $1.1 billion fortune. Gans owns a quarter of the shares of Supreme Group, a logistics firm that made billions in annual revenues supplying the U.S. Army in Afghanistan in the 2000s, but had to pay $434 million in criminal penalties to the U.S. Department of Justice for overcharging the military. Gans received an estimated $600 million in dividends from the company between 2010 and 2014. The freshly minted billionaire also owns commercial real estate in Dublin, London, Luxembourg and Manchester. He was born in New York and has dual Luxembourg and U.S. citizenship, though he currently lives in Baar, Switzerland.

New billionaires also emerged in Croatia and Uruguay, adding the two countries back to the list this year, while two others, Peru and Macau, dropped off.

The Asia-Pacific region has the most billionaire citizens, with 1,000 on the ranks, followed by the Americas (993), Europe (690) and the Middle East & Africa (98).


Here is the richest citizen of each country on the 2024 World’s Billionaires list.

DATA AS OF MARCH 8, 2024.


Algeria

Richest Person: Issad Rebrab & family

Age: 80 | Net Worth: $2.5 Billion | Rank: 1330 | Source of Wealth: Food


Argentina

Richest Person: Marcos Galperin

Age: 79 | Net Worth: $6.3 Billion | Rank: 453 | Source of Wealth: E-commerce


Armenia

Richest Person: Ruben Vardanyan & family

Age: 55 | Net Worth: $1.1 Billion | Rank: 2544 | Source of Wealth: Investment banking


Australia

Richest Person: Gina Rinehart

Age: 70 | Net Worth: $30.8 Billion | Rank: 56 | Source of Wealth: Mining


Austria

Richest Person: Mark Mateschitz

Age: 31 | Net Worth: $39.6 Billion | Rank: 31 | Source of Wealth: Red Bull


Bangladesh

Richest Person: Muhammed Aziz Khan

Age: 69 | Net Worth: $1.1 Billion | Rank: 2544 | Source of Wealth: Power


Barbados

Richest Person: Rihanna

Age: 36 | Net Worth: $1.4 Billion | Rank: 2152 | Source of Wealth: Music, cosmetics


Belgium

Richest Person: Eric Wittouck

Age: 77 | Net Worth: $8.5 Billion | Rank: 298 | Source of Wealth: Investments


Belize

Richest Person: Kenneth Dart

Age: 68 | Net Worth: $4.7 Billion | Rank: 660 | Source of Wealth: Investments


Brazil

Richest Person: Eduardo Saverin

Age: 42 | Net Worth: $28 Billion | Rank: 60 | Source of Wealth: Facebook


Bulgaria

Richest Person (tie): Georgi Domuschiev

Age: 54 | Net Worth: $2.1 Billion | Rank: 1545 | Source of Wealth: Animal health, investments


Richest Person (tie): Kiril Domuschiev

Age: 54 | Net Worth: $2.1 Billion | Rank: 1545 | Source of Wealth: Animal health, investments


Canada

Richest Person: David Thomson & family

Age: 66 | Net Worth: $67.8 Billion | Rank: 22 | Source of Wealth: Media


Chile

Richest Person: Iris Fontbona & family

Age: 81 | Net Worth: $25.7 Billion | Rank: 75 | Source of Wealth: Mining


China

Richest Person: Zhong Shanshan

Age: 69 | Net Worth: $62.3 Billion | Rank: 24 | Source of Wealth: Beverages, pharmaceuticals


Colombia

Richest Person: David Velez & family

Age: 42 | Net Worth: $10.8 Billion | Rank: 199 | Source of Wealth: Fintech


Croatia

Richest Person: Vasily Anisimov

Age: 72 | Net Worth: $1.7 Billion | Rank: 1851 | Source of Wealth: Real estate


Cyprus

Richest Person: Vinod Adani

Age: 75 | Net Worth: $23 Billion | Rank: 88 | Source of Wealth: Infrastructure, commodities


Czech Republic

Richest Person: Renata Kellnerova & family

Age: 56 | Net Worth: $18 Billion | Rank: 104 | Source of Wealth: Finance, telecommunications


Denmark

Richest Person: Anders Holch Povlsen

Age: 51 | Net Worth: $12.5 Billion | Rank: 159 | Source of Wealth: Fashion retail


Egypt

Richest Person: Nassef Sawiris

Age: 63 | Net Worth: $8.8 Billion | Rank: 287 | Source of Wealth: Construction, investments


Estonia

Richest Person: Kristo K??rmann

Age: 43 | Net Worth: $2.2 Billion | Rank: 1496 | Source of Wealth: Payments, banking


Eswatini (Swaziland)

Richest Person: Nathan Kirsh

Age: 92 | Net Worth: $7.2 Billion | Rank: 373 | Source of Wealth: Retail, real estate


Finland

Richest Person: Antti Herlin | Age: 67 | Net Worth: $4 Billion | Rank: 784 | Source of Wealth: Elevators, escalators


France

Richest Person: Bernard Arnault & family

Age: 75 | Net Worth: $233 Billion | Rank: 1 | Source of Wealth: LVMH


Georgia

Richest Person: Mikhail Lomtadze

Age: 48 | Net Worth: $5.2 Billion | Rank: 581 | Source of Wealth: Fintech


Germany

Richest Person: Klaus Michael Kuehne

Age: 86 | Net Worth: $39.2 Billion | Rank: 32 | Source of Wealth: Shipping


Greece

Richest Person: Maria Angelicoussis

Age: 42 | Net Worth: $6.4 Billion | Rank: 432 | Source of Wealth: Shipping


Guernsey

Richest Person: Stephen Lansdown

Age: 71 | Net Worth: $2.6 Billion | Rank: 1286 | Source of Wealth: Financial services


Hong Kong

Richest Person: Li Ka-shing

Age: 95 | Net Worth: $37.3 Billion | Rank: 38 | Source of Wealth: Diversified


Hungary

Richest Person: Lorinc Meszaros

Age: 58 | Net Worth: $1.7 Billion | Rank: 1851 | Source of Wealth: Diversified


Iceland

Richest Person: Thor Bjorgolfsson

Age: 57 | Net Worth: $2.1 Billion | Rank: 1545 | Source of Wealth: Investments


India

Richest Person: Mukesh Ambani

Age: 66 | Net Worth: $116 Billion | Rank: 9 | Source of Wealth: Diversified


Indonesia

Richest Person: Prajogo Pangestu

Age: 79 | Net Worth: $43.4 Billion | Rank: 27 | Source of Wealth: Petrochemicals, energy


Ireland

Richest Person: Shapoor Mistry

Age: 59 | Net Worth: $9.9 Billion | Rank: 228 | Source of Wealth: Diversified


Israel

Richest Person: Eyal Ofer

Age: 73 | Net Worth: $24 Billion | Rank: 84 | Source of Wealth: Real estate, shipping


Italy

Richest Person: Giovanni Ferrero

Age: 59 | Net Worth: $43.8 Billion | Rank: 26 | Source of Wealth: Nutella, chocolates


Japan

Richest Person: Tadashi Yanai & family

Age: 75 | Net Worth: $42.8 Billion | Rank: 29 | Source of Wealth: Fashion retail


Kazakhstan

Richest Person: Vyacheslav Kim

Age: 54 | Net Worth: $5.8 Billion | Rank: 511 | Source of Wealth: Fintech


Lebanon

Richest Person (tie): Najib Mikati

Age: 68 | Net Worth: $2.8 Billion | Rank: 1187 | Source of Wealth: Telecom


Richest Person (tie): Taha Mikati

Age: 79 | Net Worth: $2.8 Billion | Rank: 1187 | Source of Wealth: Telecom


Liechtenstein

Richest Person: Christoph Zeller

Age: 66 | Net Worth: $1.5 Billion | Rank: 2046 | Source of Wealth: Dental materials


Luxembourg

Richest Person: Michael Gans & family

Age: 60 | Net Worth: $1.1 Billion | Rank: 2544 | Source of Wealth: Supply chain services


Malaysia

Richest Person: Robert Kuok

Age: 100 | Net Worth: $11.4 Billion | Rank: 176 | Source of Wealth: Palm oil, shipping, property


Mexico

Richest Person: Carlos Slim Helu & family

Age: 84 | Net Worth: $102 Billion | Rank: 14 | Source of Wealth: Telecom


Monaco

Richest Person: Stefano Pessina

Age: 82 | Net Worth: $6.9 Billion | Rank: 398 | Source of Wealth: Drugstores


Morocco

Richest Person: Aziz Akhannouch & family

Age: 63 | Net Worth: $1.7 Billion | Rank: 1851 | Source of Wealth: Petroleum, diversified


Nepal

Richest Person: Binod Chaudhary

Age: 68 | Net Worth: $1.8 Billion | Rank: 1764 | Source of Wealth: Diversified


Netherlands

Richest Person: Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken & family

Age: 69 | Net Worth: $14.1 Billion | Rank: 132 | Source of Wealth: Heineken


New Zealand

Richest Person: Graeme Hart

Age: 68 | Net Worth: $10.4 Billion | Rank: 213 | Source of Wealth: Packaging


Nigeria

Richest Person: Aliko Dangote

Age: 66 | Net Worth: $13.4 Billion | Rank: 144 | Source of Wealth: Cement, sugar


Norway

Richest Person: Ivar Tollefsen

Age: 62 | Net Worth: $8.3 Billion | Rank: 308 | Source of Wealth: Real estate


Oman

Richest Person: P.N.C. Menon

Age: 75 | Net Worth: $2.8 Billion | Rank: 1187 | Source of Wealth: Real estate


Panama

Richest Person: Stanley Motta

Age: 78 | Net Worth: $1.1 Billion | Rank: 2544 | Source of Wealth: Finance


Philippines

Richest Person: Manuel Villar

Age: 74 | Net Worth: $11 Billion | Rank: 190 | Source of Wealth: Real estate


Poland

Richest Person: Michal Solowow

Age: 61 | Net Worth: $6.9 Billion | Rank: 398 | Source of Wealth: Investments


Portugal

Richest Person: Maria Fernanda Amorim & family

Age: 89 | Net Worth: $5.7 Billion | Rank: 522 | Source of Wealth: Energy, investments


Qatar

Richest Person: Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani

Age: 64 | Net Worth: $1.8 Billion | Rank: 1764 | Source of Wealth: Investments


Romania

Richest Person: Daniel Dines

Age: 52 | Net Worth: $2.7 Billion | Rank: 1238 | Source of Wealth: Software


Russia

Richest Person: Vagit Alekperov

Age: 73 | Net Worth: $28.6 Billion | Rank: 59 | Source of Wealth: Oil


Singapore

Richest Person: Li Xiting

Age: 73 | Net Worth: $15.1 Billion | Rank: 126 | Source of Wealth: Medical devices


Slovakia

Richest Person: Jaroslav Hascak & family

Age: 54 | Net Worth: $1.8 Billion | Rank: 1764 | Source of Wealth: Investments


South Africa

Richest Person: Johann Rupert & family | Age: 73 | Net Worth: $12.2 Billion | Rank: 162 | Source of Wealth: Luxury goods


South Korea

Richest Person: Jay Y. Lee

Age: 55 | Net Worth: $11.5 Billion | Rank: 173 | Source of Wealth: Samsung


Spain

Richest Person: Amancio Ortega

Age: 88 | Net Worth: $103 Billion | Rank: 13 | Source of Wealth: Zara


St. Kitts and Nevis

Richest Person: Myron Wentz

Age: 83 | Net Worth: $1.3 Billion | Rank: 2287 | Source of Wealth: Health products


Sweden

Richest Person: Stefan Persson

Age: 76 | Net Worth: $16.6 Billion | Rank: 110 | Source of Wealth: H&M


Switzerland

Richest Person (tie): Gianluigi Aponte

Age: 83 | Net Worth: $33.1 Billion | Rank: 48 | Source of Wealth: Shipping


Richest Person (tie): Rafaela Aponte-Diamant

Age: 78 | Net Worth: $33.1 Billion | Rank: 48 | Source of Wealth: Shipping


Taiwan

Richest Person: Barry Lam

Age: 74 | Net Worth: $11 Billion | Rank: 190 | Source of Wealth: Electronics


Tanzania

Richest Person: Mohammed Dewji

Age: 48 | Net Worth: $1.8 Billion | Rank: 1764 | Source of Wealth: Diversified


Thailand

Richest Person: Dhanin Chearavanont

Age: 84 | Net Worth: $12.5 Billion | Rank: 159 | Source of Wealth: Diversified


Turkey

Richest Person: Murat Ulker

Age: 65 | Net Worth: $5.1 Billion | Rank: 597 | Source of Wealth: Food


Ukraine

Richest Person: Rinat Akhmetov

Age: 57 | Net Worth: $4 Billion | Rank: 784 | Source of Wealth: Steel, coal


United Arab Emirates

Richest Person: Pavel Durov

Age: 39 | Net Worth: $15.5 Billion | Rank: 122 | Source of Wealth: Messaging app


United Kingdom

Richest Person: Michael Platt

Age: 56 | Net Worth: $18 Billion | Rank: 104 | Source of Wealth: Hedge funds


United States

Richest Person: Elon Musk

Age: 52 | Net Worth: $195 Billion | Rank: 2 | Source of Wealth: Tesla, SpaceX


Uruguay

Richest Person (tie): Sergio Fogel

Age: 60 | Net Worth: $1.1 Billion | Rank: 2544 | Source of Wealth: Fintech


Richest Person (tie): Andres Bzurovski Bay

Age: 46 | Net Worth: $1.1 Billion | Rank: 2544 | Source of Wealth: Fintech


Venezuela

Richest Person: Juan Carlos Escotet

Age: 64 | Net Worth: $4.4 Billion | Rank: 711 | Source of Wealth: Banking


Vietnam

Richest Person: Pham Nhat Vuong

Age: 55 | Net Worth: $4.4 Billion | Rank: 711 | Source of Wealth: Diversified



Zimbabwe

Richest Person: Strive Masiyiwa

Age: 63 | Net Worth: $1.8 Billion | Rank: 1764 | Source of Wealth: Telecom


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