1. Monaco Total billionaires:
37,800 Population per billionaire:
12,600 Although Monaco is a filthy rich country there are only three billionaires. Fine art dealer David Nahmad is richest with a net worth of $1.85 billion (Rs.1.2k crore).
2. St Kitts and Nevis Total billionaires:
55,000 Population per billionaire:
55,000 The only West Indian country in this list. Its sole billionaire is Jacky Xu, who is originally from China.
3. Guernsey Total billionaires:
65,150 Population per billionaire:
65,150 Stephen Lansdown is its only billionaire. Lansdown is worth $2.1 billion (Rs.1.3k crore).
4. Hong Kong Total billionaires:
7,264,100 Population per billionaire:
132,075 Hong Kong China’s only free market economy. Its richest resident is Li Ka-Shing, who is worth $33.5 billion (Rs.22k crore).
5. Cyprus Total billionaires:
858,000 Population per billionaire:
171,600 Economically struggling Mediterranean island of Cyprus has five billionaires. Richest is Christos Lazari worth $2.2 billion (Rs.1.4k crore).
6. Switzerland Total billionaires:
8,256,000 Population per billionaire:
284,690 The richest man in the Heaven of Europe is Ernesto Bertarelli.
7. Singapore Total billionaires:
5,469,700 Population per billionaire:
287,879 With a per capita GDP higher than many developed countries, Singapore is no stranger to billionaires. Philip Ng has a net worth of $8.6 billion (Rs.5.5k crore).
8. Iceland Total billionaires:
329,740 Population per billionaire:
Only one of the six billionaires survives after the financial crisis – investor Thor Bjorgolfsson. He is worth around $1.28 billion (Rs.8k crore).
9. Sweden Total billionaires:
9,784,445 Population per billionaire:
425,411 Among its 23 billionaires are Swedish video game programmer and designer Markus Alexej Persson, whose company made the legendary Minecraft video game.
10. Israel Total billionaires:
8,358,100 Population per billionaire:
491,653 The founder of gambling software maker Playtech, Teddy Sagi, is an Israeli billionaire with a net worth of $3.5 billion (Rs.22k crore).
11. Norway Total billionaires:
5,176,998 Population per billionaire:
517,700 The world’s third-largest natural gas exporter and seventh largest oil exporter, Norway has Stein Erik Hagen whose family is worth $4.5 billion (Rs.28k crore).
12. Lebanon Total billionaires:
4,104,000 Population per billionaire:
586,286 The strife-torn country still has billionaires, which includes telecom magnate and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati.
13. United States Total billionaires:
321,369,000 Population per billionaire:
599,569 The US has the largest Total billionaires and if it were not for its relatively high population than every other country in this list, it would have been on top.
14. Kuwait Total billionaires:
3,268,431 Population per billionaire:
653,686 Oil-rich Kuwait has a GDP per capita of $70,914 per person.
15. Taiwan Total billionaires:
23,456,545 Population per billionaire:
710,804 Daniel and Richard Tsai are the richest men in the country, with a combined net worth of $10 billion (Rs.63k crore). India has around 90 billionaires in the Forbes list but due to her billion plus population, the population per billionaire figure is as high as 1.4 crore.
Data crunching was done by Approved Index, a UK-based business-networking group.