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India among top countries in number of billionaires

Last updated on: February 1, 2013 14:44 IST

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The number of billionaires worldwide grew 9.4 per cent to 2,160, expanding their wealth by 14 per cent to $6.19 trillion - a $760 billion jump over the previous year, according to research firm Wealth-X.

Let's take a look at some of the countries, including India, that have the most billionaires in the world.

Source: Wealth-X

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Image: Mariann Lau serves glasses of wine in Las Vegas.
Photographs: David Becker/Reuters
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United States

Number of billionaires: 480

Total wealth: $2.05 trillion

Global rank: 1

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Image: A woman walks out of the Tiffany & Co store on Fifth Avenue in New York.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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China

Number of billionaires: 147

Total wealth: $380 billion

Global rank: 2

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Image: A woman walks by a Louis Vuitton luxury boutique at the IFC Mall in Shanghai.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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United Kingdom

Number of billionaires: 140

Total wealth: $430 billion

Global rank: 3

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Image: Two actors in costume walk through a reception area in Kensington Palace in London.
Photographs: Andrew Winning/Reuters

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Germany

Number of billionaires: 137

Total wealth: $550 billion

Global rank: 4

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Image: A view of Hackesche Maerkte, a cluster of backyards that are lined with boutiques, cafes and galleries in Berlin's former East German Mitte district.
Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters
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India

Number of billionaires: 109

Total wealth: $190 billion

Global rank: 5

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Image: Employees adjust products inside their showroom at a mall in New Delhi.
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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Russia

Number of billionaires: 97

Total wealth: $380 billion

Global rank: 6

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Image: Antique dealers display a selection during a presentation at the British ambassador's residence in Moscow.
Photographs: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters
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Hong Kong

Number of billionaires: 64

Total wealth: $190 billion

Global rank: 7

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Image: Lam Sai-wing, Chairman, Hang Fung Gold Technology, at an exhibition hall decorated with two tonnes of gold next to his jewellery shop in Hong Kong.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
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Switzerland

Number of billionaires: 57

Total wealth: $125 billion

Global rank: 8

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Image: A poster of Swiss watch manufacturer IWC International Watch at the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
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Brazil

Number of billionaires: 49

Total wealth: $300 billion

Global rank: 9

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Image: A woman walks next to a Mont Blanc store at Oscar Freire street, Sao Paulo's version of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
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Canada

Number of billionaires: 40

Total wealth: $105 billion

Global rank: 10


Image: Mounted police patrol the financial district of Toronto.
Photographs: Chris Roussakis/Reuters
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