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Asia has world's most billionaires followed by N. America, Europe: Survey

Published on Feb 28, 2013 3:24 PM
 
Several sports cars parked in front of luxury apartment blocks at the seaside city of Sanya, in China's southern Hainan province. 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, Feb 28, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

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.

 
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