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India is the 10th wealthiest nation in the world, US leads

Last updated on: October 29, 2015 11:41 IST

In the top 20 list for total individual wealth, India bettered Spain, Brazil, South Korea, Switzerland, Mexico, Netherlands, and Belgium, among others.  

Image: India is ranked 10 among the 20 wealthiest countries in the world in terms of private wealth held by individuals. Photograph: Reuters

India is ranked 10 among the 20 wealthiest countries in the world in terms of private wealth held by individuals, says a report by Johannesburg-based The New World Wealth, a research consultancy that tracks the global wealth sector.

The value of total individual wealth in India - which includes property, cash, equities and business interests - is pegged at $3,492 billion in 2015, said the report titled The W20: The 20 Wealthiest Countries in the World .

 Meanwhile, take a look at the top ten wealthiest nations in the world.....

 

Image: A child plays near the ice-covered Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain, in frigid temperatures in Bryant Park in the Manhattan borough of New York city. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters 

Country: US

Rank: 1

Individual wealth: $48,734 billion

Image: China is at second position in the world's welathiest nations list. Photograph: Reuters

Country: China

Rank: 2

Individual wealth: $17,254 billion

 

Image: Women walk under ginkgo trees in Tokyo. Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters

Country: Japan

Rank: 3

Individual wealth: $15,230 billion

Image: Hat designer Fiona Bennett and her assistants work at Potsdamer Street in Berlin.
Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters
    

Country: Germany

Rank: 4

Individual wealth: $9,358 billion

Image: Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks with a member of staff as she inspects a tube train during her visit to Baker Street underground station in London. Photograph: Chris Radburn/Reuters.

Country: UK

Rank: 5

Individual wealth: $9,240 billion

Image: The Cour Carree of the Louvre Museum is reflected on a giant mirror installed for the French fashion house Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women’s ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Country: France

Rank: 6

Individual wealth: 8,722 billion

Image: Italy is in the top ten list of world's most wealthiest nations. Photograph: Reuters

Country: Italy

Rank: 7

Individual wealth: $7,308 billion

Image: Canada is also one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Photograph: Reuters

Country: Canada 

Rank: 8

Individual wealth: $4,796 billion

Image: Shoppers are seen at an outdoor mall in Melbourne. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/Reuters

Country: Australia

Rank: 9

Individual wealth: $4,497 billion

Image: Tourists outside the Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI

Country: India

Rank: 10

Individual wealth: $3,492 billion