Asia has world's most billionaires followed by N. America, Europe: Survey
BEIJING (AFP) - Asia has more billionaires than any other continent, followed by North America and Europe, according to a survey by a China-based wealth magazine released on Thursday.
There were 1,453 people around the world with a personal wealth of US$1 billion (S$1.23 billion) or more as of January, said the Hurun Report, a luxury magazine publisher that compiled the list.
Asia had 608 billionaires, North America 440 and Europe 324, it said in a statement.
Among individual countries, the United States and China dominated with 408 and 317 citizens respectively on the list, followed by Russia, Germany and India.