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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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India among top countries in number of billionaires

Last updated on: February 1, 2013 14:44 IST
A woman walks out of the Tiffany & Co store on Fifth Avenue in New York.

United States

Number of billionaires: 480

Total wealth: $2.05 trillion

Global rank: 1

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India among top countries in number of billionaires

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A woman walks by a Louis Vuitton luxury boutique at the IFC Mall in Shanghai.

China

Number of billionaires: 147

Total wealth: $380 billion

Global rank: 2

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India among top countries in number of billionaires

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Two actors in costume walk through a reception area in Kensington Palace in London.

United Kingdom

Number of billionaires: 140

Total wealth: $430 billion

Global rank: 3

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India among top countries in number of billionaires

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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.

Germany

Number of billionaires: 137

Total wealth: $550 billion

Global rank: 4

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Employees adjust products inside their showroom at a mall in New Delhi.

India

Number of billionaires: 109

Total wealth: $190 billion

Global rank: 5

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India among top countries in number of billionaires

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Antique dealers display a selection during a presentation at the British ambassador's residence in Moscow.

Russia

Number of billionaires: 97

Total wealth: $380 billion

Global rank: 6

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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.

Hong Kong

Number of billionaires: 64

Total wealth: $190 billion

Global rank: 7

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A poster of Swiss watch manufacturer IWC International Watch at the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich.

Switzerland

Number of billionaires: 57

Total wealth: $125 billion

Global rank: 8

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

Brazil

Number of billionaires: 49

Total wealth: $300 billion

Global rank: 9

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India among top countries in number of billionaires

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Mounted police patrol the financial district of Toronto.

Canada

Number of billionaires: 40

Total wealth: $105 billion

Global rank: 10