Asia shines as billionaire hot spot

Asia shines as billionaire hot spot

While Asia is home to the fastest growing pool of billionaires, the U.S. remained the billionaire capital of the world, with 515 billionaires, more than three times that of China, which ranks second with 157 billionaires.

After the U.S. and China, Germany, the U.K. and Russia have the most billionaires, ranking third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

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The report, which also looked at the profiles of the world’s richest individuals, showed that 87 percent of billionaires are males, and 86 percent of the overall population is married.

In terms of their possessions, the average billionaire owns four homes, with each worth nearly $ 20 million. The most common luxury holding among the ultra-wealthy is yachts, followed by private jets and art.

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