In the past year the number of billionaires in the world increased by 99 to a record 2,188 people, with the majority of newcomers list of the richest people in the world are the citizens of the Middle Kingdom, in accordance with the updated list of billionaires Hurun Global Rich List.
China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan gave the world another 90 billionaires. Now the number of the richest people in the world who are residents of China is 568, while the total amount of equity capital of Chinese billionaires soared to $ 1.4 trillion. With these figures the country has overtaken the United States, which are home to 535 billionaires.
Despite the global economic downturn, the overall condition of the richest people in the world increased by 9% to $ 7.3 trillion. The list was compiled based on data as of January 15th.
The richest in the world is the co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, the equity of which is $ 80 billion. In second place, with a large gap, investor Warren Buffett with its own assets in the amount of $ 68 billion. Michael Bloomberg, former New York Mayor and media mogul entered in the top 10 richest people in the world with a fortune of $ 37 billion.
Now a city of the richest people in the world, home to 100 billionaires, is Beijing. In second place New York City, where 95 billionaires live. Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shenzhen have entered the top ten.
The richest man in China called the founder of the development company Dalian Wanda Group Wang Jianlin, which is in the list occupies 21 th place with a net worth of $ 26 billion.
Most billionaires are heads of companies in the manufacturing, financial, investment and technology sectors.