Mapping Money : World Billionaires Map by Forbes
So the world’s billionaires come from nearly all corners of the globe. The world’s billionaires list by Forbes shows the wealthiest people from 64 countries across the globe. Americans has 31% of the list entrants in 1987 and today that figure is the same. They are worth a combined $1.87 trillion, representing just over one-third of total billionaire wealth in 2013.
At the second tier, there has been much more movement. Japan is home to 1.5% of the world’s 1,426 billionaires. China, which a decade ago had no billionaires, has jumped into second place with 122, or 8.6%. Russia is third with 110, or 7.7%. There has been change among the regions too. For years, Europe had the most billionaires after the US but Asia-Pacific jumped ahead and is now pulling away. Today it is home to 386, up from just 61 a decade ago. source geospatial
- Mapping Money : World Billionaires Map by Forbes (rashidfaridi.wordpress.com)