Where are the wealthiest people on the planet? These 15 economies boast the highest number of people whose net worth exceeds $1 billion, according to Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2013.
Land of the free, home of the billionaires? Nearly a quarter of the world’s wealthiest — those with more than $1 billion in assets — are based in the U.S., according to 2013 data from Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2013.
And if you look a little lower on the wealth ladder, at folks worth $30 million or more, Americans account for a whopping 32% of the world’s super rich.
American women hold a lot of that wealth: $1.2 trillion worth of assets, more than ultra-wealthy women in any other country.
So where in the states are the richest Americans? California’s golden shores account for 20% of the country’s super rich, and their numbers are growing. New York and Texas also rank high.
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