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20 countries that have richest people in the world

Last updated on: September 24, 2012 09:03 IST

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America has gained some 2,250 ultra-high-net-worth individuals - classed as those with a net worth of $30 million or more (including all assets) - since last year, according to a report from Wealth-X, a financial consulting firm.

Their combined wealth is also 3.3 per cent higher. The world's richest people have a combined wealth of $25.8 trillion. That's 1.8 per cent less than a year ago, largely because of the euro-area crisis and slowdown in emerging markets.

Let's take a look at countries with most ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

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Image: A view of Cartier jewellery boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California.
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India

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 7,730

Total wealth (2012): $925 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 8,215

Total wealth (2011): $980 billion

Population change: -5.9 per cent

Total wealth change: -5.7 per cent

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The United States

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 60,280

Total wealth (2012): $8,285 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 58,030

Total wealth (2011): $8,020 billion

Population change: +3.9 per cent

Total wealth change: +3.3 per cent

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The United Kingdom

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 10,515

Total wealth (2012): $1,325 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 10,490

Total wealth (2011): $1,275 billion

Population change: +0.2 per cent

Total wealth change: +3.9 per cent

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Image: A woman looks at a bottle of 'Imperial Majesty' by Clive Christian, which costs $198,197 for 500ml, in the Roja Dove Haute Perfumerie in Harrods, Knightsbridge, London.
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Germany

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 15,770

Total wealth (2012): $2,050 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 15,985

Total wealth (2011): $1,945 billion

Population change: -1.3 per cent

Total wealth change: +5.4 per cent

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Japan

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 12,830

Total wealth (2012): $2,075 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 13,040

Total wealth (2011): $2,270 billion

Population change: -1.6 per cent

Total wealth change: -8.6 per cent

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Image: Christian Dior, left, and Armani Ginza Tower at Tokyo's Ginza shopping and amusement district.
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Brazil

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 4,640

Total wealth (2012): $865 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 4,725

Total wealth (2011): $925 billion

Population change: -1.8 per cent

Total wealth change: -6.5 per cent

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China

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 11,245

Total wealth (2012): $1,580 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 11,510

Total wealth (2011): $1,695 billion

Population change: -2.3 per cent

Total wealth change: -6.8 per cent

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Russia

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 1,145

Total wealth (2012): $605 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 1,290

Total wealth (2011): $710 billion

Population change: -11.3 per cent

Total wealth change: -14.8 per cent

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France

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 4,100

Total wealth (2012): $475 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 4,415

Total wealth (2011): $535 billion

Population change: -7.1 per cent

Total wealth change: -11.2 per cent

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Image: Hostesses stand in front of LVMH's Louis Vuitton's jewellery store on Place Vendome in Paris.
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Australia

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 3,350

Total wealth (2012): $410 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 3,140

Total wealth (2011): $390 billion

Population change: 6.7 per cent

Total wealth change: 5.1 per cent

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Italy

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 1,940

Total wealth (2012): $220 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 2,245

Total wealth (2011): $270 billion

Population change: -13.6 per cent

Total wealth change: -18.5 per cent

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Switzerland

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 5,595

Total wealth (2012): $655 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 5,220

Total wealth (2011): $635 billion

Population change: 7.2 per cent

Total wealth change: 3.1 per cent

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Singapore

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 1,305

Total wealth (2012): $155 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 1,355

Total wealth (2011): $170 billion

Population change: -3.7 per cent

Total wealth change: -8.8 per cent

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Spain

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 1,520

Total wealth (2012): $180 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 1,880

Total wealth (2011): $225 billion

Population change: -19.1 per cent

Total wealth change: -20 per cent

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Norway

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 1,370

Total wealth (2012): $155 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 1,345

Total wealth (2011): $160 billion

Population change: 1.9 per cent

Total wealth change: -3.1 per cent

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Photographs: Norsk Telegrambyra/Reuters

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Sweden

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 990

Total wealth (2012): $110 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 970

Total wealth (2011): $115 billion

Population change: 2.1 per cent

Total wealth change: -4.3 per cent

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The Netherlands

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 1,205

Total wealth (2012): $135 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 1,225

Total wealth (2011): $145 billion

Population change: -1.6 per cent

Total wealth change: -6.9 per cent

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Denmark

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 685

Total wealth (2012): $75 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 630

Total wealth (2011): $75 billion

Population change: 8.7 per cent

Total wealth change: zero per cent

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Finland

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 405

Total wealth (2012): $45 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 405

Total wealth (2011): $50 billion

Population change: zero per cent

Total wealth change: -10 per cent

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Hong Kong

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2012): 3,135

Total wealth (2012): $470 billion

Ultra-high-net-worth population (2011): 3,200

Total wealth (2011): $530 billion

Population change: -2 per cent

Total wealth change: -11.3 per cent


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