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Infographic of the Day: The Wealthiest Humans

December 6th, 2012
in econ_news, syndication

Fourteen of the 25 wealthiest individuals in the world live in the United States. But that doesn't necessarily make Americans the wealthiest people on the planet.

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As the World Earns
Source: As the World Earns

AS THE WORLD EARNS

Fourteen of the 25 wealthiest individuals in the world live in the United States. But that doesn't necessarily make Americans the wealthiest people on the planet.

10 wealthiest humans


- Name - Net worth in billions - Age - Source - Country
-Carlos Slim Helu - $69 - 72 - Telecom - Mexico
- Bill Gates - $61 - 56 - Microsoft - United States
- Warren Buffett - $44 - 82 - Berkshire Hathaway - United States
- Bernard Arnault - $41 - 63 - LVMH -France
- Amancio Ortega - $37.5 - 76 - Zara - Spain
- Larry Ellison - $36 -68 - Oracle - United States
- Eike Batista - $30 - 55 -Mining, oil - Brazil
- Stefan Persson - $26 - 65 - H&M - Sweden
- Li Ka-shing - $25.5 - 84 - Diversified - Hong Kong
- Karl Albrecht - $25.4 - 92 - Aldi - Germany

Spreading the wealth?

Liechtenstein has by far the world's highest per capita GDP, while the United States has by far the highest number of billionaires with more than 400.

Per capita GDP

$100,000+
- 1 Liechtenstein - $141,100
- 2 Qatar - $104,300
$75,000-$100,000
- 3 Luxembourg - $ 81,100 $50,000-$75,000
- 4 Bermuda - $69,900
- 5 Singapore - $60,500
- 6 Jersey - $57,000
- 7 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) - $55,400
- 8 Norway - $54,200
- 9 Brunei - $50,000
$40,000-$50,000
- 10 Hong Kong - $49,800
- 11 United States - $49,000
- 12 United Arab Emirates - $48,800
- 13 Guernsey - $44,600
- 14 Switzerland - $43,900
- 15 Cayman Islands - $43,800
- 16 Gibraltar - $43,000
- 17 Netherlands - $42,700
- 18 Austria - $42,400
- 19 Kuwait - $42,200
- 20 Canada - $41,100
- 21 Sweden - $40,900
- 22 Australia - $40,800
- 23 Ireland - $40,100
$30,000-$40,000
- 24 British Virgin Islands - $38,500
- 25 Iceland - $38,500
- 26 Germany -$38,400
- 27 Belgium - $38,200
- 28 Taiwan - $38,200
- 29 Denmark - $37,600
- 30 Greenland - $37,400
- 31 Andorra - $37,200
- 32 Finland - $36,700
- 33 United Kingdom - $36,600
- 34 San Marino - $36,200
- 35 France - $35,600
- 36 Japan - $35,200
- 37 Isle of Man - $35,000
- 38 European Union - $34,500
- 39 Macau - $33,000
- 40 Korea, South - $32,100
- 41 Bahamas - $31,400
- 42 Israel - $31,400
- 43 Spain - $31,000
- 44 Italy - $30,900
- 45 Faroe Islands - $30,500
$20,000-$30,000
- 46 Cyprus - $29,400
- 47 Slovenia - $29,000
- 48 New Zealand - $28,000
- 49 Bahrain - $27,900
- 50 Czech Republic - $27,400
- 51 Oman - $26,900
- 52 Greece - $26,600
- 53 Malta - $25,800
- 54 Seychelles - $25,000
- 55 Saudi Arabia - $24,500
- 56 Portugal - $23,700
- 57 Barbados - $23,700
- 58 Slovakia - $23,600
- 59 Aruba - $21,800
- 60 Poland - $20,600
- 61 Estonia - $20,600
- 62 Trinidad and Tobago - $20,300
$15,000-$20,000
- 63 Hungary - $19,800
- 64 Equatorial Guinea - $19,600
- 65 Lithuania - $19,100
- 66 Croatia - $18,400
- 67 Antigua and Barbuda - $18,200
- 68 French Polynesia - $18,000
- 69 Argentina - $17,700
- 70 Chile - $17,400
- 71 Russia - $17,000
- 72 Gabon - $16,400
- 73 Puerto Rico - $16,300
- 74 Botswana - $16,200
- 75 Latvia - $15,900
- 76 Saint Kitts and Nevis - $15,800
- 77 Malaysia - $15,800
- 78 Lebanon - $15,700
- 79 Sint Maarten - $15,400
- 80 Uruguay - $15,300
- 81 Belarus - $15,200
- 82 Mauritius - $15,100
- 83 Guam - $15,000
- 84 New Caledonia - $15,000
- 85 Curacao - $15,000
$10,000-$15,000
- 86 Mexico - $14,800
- 87 Turkey - $14,700
- 88 Virgin Islands - $14,500
- 89 Panama - $14,300
- 90 Libya - $14,100
- 91 Grenada - $14,100
- 92 Dominica - $14,000
- 93 Bulgaria - $13,800
- 94 Kazakhstan - $13,200
- 95 Iran - $13,200
- 96 Saint Lucia - $12,800
- 97 Venezuela - $12,700
- 98 Romania - $12,600
- 99 Northern Mariana Islands - $12,500
- 100 Anguilla - $12,200
- 101 Costa Rica - $12,100
- 102 Brazil - $11,900
- 103 Montenegro - $11,700
- 104 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - $11,600
- 105 Turks and Caicos Islands - $11,500
- 106 South Africa -$11,100
- 107 Serbia - $10,800
- 108 Macedonia - $10,500
- 109 Colombia - $10,400
- 110 Azerbaijan - $10,300
- 111 Peru - $10,200
$5,000-$10,000
- 112 Cuba - $9,900
- 113 Suriname - $9,600
- 114 Tunisia - $9,600
- 115 Thailand - $9,500
- 116 Dominican Republic - $9,400
- 117 Jamaica - $9,100
- 118 Cook Islands - $9,100
- 119 Maldives - $8,800
- 120 Timor-Leste - $8,800
- 121 Ecuador - $8,600
- 122 China - $8,500
- 123 Montserrat - $8,500
- 124 Belize - $8,400
- 125 Bosnia and Herzegovina - $8,200
- 126 Palau -$8,100
- 127 American Samoa - $8,000
- 128 Turkmenistan - $7,900
- 129 Albania - $7,800
- 130 Guyana - $7,600
- 131 El Salvador - $7,600
- 132 Namibia - $7,500
- 133 Algeria - $7,400
- 134 Tonga - $7,400
- 135 Ukraine - $7,300
- 136 Saint Pierre and Miquelon - $7,000
- 137 Egypt - $6,600
- 138 Kosovo - $6,500
- 139 Bhutan - $6,200
- 140 Angola - $6,000
- 141 Samoa - $6,000
- 142 Jordan - $6,000
- 143 Kiribati - $5,800
- 144 Niue - $5,800
- 145 Sri Lanka - $5,700
- 146 Georgia - $5,600
- 147 Paraguay - $5,500
- 148 Armenia - $5,500
- 149 Swaziland - $5,400
- 150 Morocco - $5,100
- 151 Guatemala - $5,100
- 152 Syria - $5,100
- 153 Nauru - $5,000
- 154 Vanuatu - $5,000
$2,000-$5,000
- 155 Bolivia - $4,900
- 156 Mongolia - $4,800
- 157 Fiji - $4,700
- 158 Indonesia - $4,700
- 159 Congo, Republic of the - $4,600
- 160 Honduras - $4,400
- 161 Philippines - $4,100
- 162 Cape Verde - $4,000
- 163 Iraq - $3,900
- 164 Wallis and Futuna - $3,800
- 165 India - $3,700
- 166 Vietnam - $3,400
- 167 Moldova - $3,400
- 168 Tuvalu - $3,400
- 169 Uzbekistan - $3,300
- 170 Solomon Islands - $3,200
- 171 Nicaragua - $3,200
- 172 Ghana - $3,100
- 173 West Bank - $2,900
- 174 Pakistan - $2,800
- 175 Sudan - $2,800
- 176 Djibouti - $2,700
- 177 Laos - $2,700
- 178 Nigeria - $2,600
- 179 Papua New Guinea - $2,600
- 180 Marshall Islands - $2,500
- 181 Western Sahara - $2,500
- 182 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha - $2,500
- 183 Kyrgyzstan - $2,400
- 184 Yemen - $2,300
- 185 Cameroon - $2,300
- 186 Sao Tome and Principe - $2,300
- 187 Cambodia - $2,200
- 188 Micronesia, Federated States of - $2,200
- 189 Mauritania - $2,200
- 190 Tajikistan - $2,100
- 191 Gambia, The - $2,000
- 192 Lesotho - $2,000
<$2,000
- 193 Senegal - $1,900
- 194 Chad - $1,900
- 195 Korea, North - $1,800
- 196 Kenya - $1,800
- 197 Bangladesh - $1,700
- 198 Cote d'Ivoire - $1,600
- 199 Zambia - $1,600
- 200 Tanzania - $1,500
- 201 Benin - $1,500
- 202 Burkina Faso - $1,500
- 203 Rwanda - $1,400
- 204 Haiti - $1,300
- 205 Uganda - $1,300
- 206 Burma - $1,300
- 207 Nepal - $1,300
- 208 Comoros - $1,200
- 209 Guinea-Bissau - $1,200
- 210 Mali - $1,100
- 211 Guinea - $1,100
- 212 Ethiopia -$1,100
- 213 Mozambique - $1,100
- 214 Afghanistan - $1,000
- 215 Tokelau - $1,000
- 216 Malawi - $900
- 217 Togo - $900
- 218 Madagascar - $900
- 219 Sierra Leone - $900
- 220 Niger - $800
- 221 Central African Republic - $800
- 222 Eritrea - $700
- 223 Burundi - $600
- 224 Somalia - $600
- 225 Liberia - $500
- 226 Zimbabwe - $500
- 227 Congo, Democratic Republic of the - $400

Billionaires


- United States - 425
- Russia - 96
- China - 95
- Germany - 55
- India - 48
- Hong Kong - 38
- United Kingdom - 37
- Brazil - 36
- Turkey - 34
- Canada - 25
- Japan - 24
- Taiwan - 24
- South Korea - 20
- Australia - 18
- Indonesia - 17
- Italy - 16
- Spain - 16
- France - 15
- Israel - 13
- Mexico - 11
- Sweden - 11
- Malaysia - 9
- Switzerland - 9
- Saudi Arabia - 8
- Ukraine - 8
- Egypt- 7
- Austria - 6
- Lebanon - 6
- Netherlands - 6
- Philippines - 6
- Chile - 5
- Ireland - 5
- Kuwait - 5
- Norway - 5
- Singapore - 5
- Thailand - 5
- Argentina - 4
- Poland - 4
- South Africa -4
- United Arab Emirates - 4
- Colombia - 3
- Czech Republic - 3
- Denmark - 3
- Greece - 3
- Kazakhstan - 3
- Morocco - 3
- New Zealand - 3
- Portugal - 3
- Belgium - 2
- Cyprus - 2
- Monaco - 2
- Nigeria - 2
- Peru - 2
- Venezuela - 2
- Belize - 1
- Finland - 1
- Georgia - 1
- Romania - 1
- St. Kitts and Nevis - 1

States of wealth

The combined net worth of the 25 wealthiest Americans is more than $500 billion. For one person to spend all that money in a year, they'd have to shell out $1.3 billion every day.

What would your daily spending look like?


- 4,003 Smart cars
- 602 Cadillac Escalades
- 500 tickets to space with Virgin Galactic
- 502,512 iPhone 5s
- 1,250 new homes
- 24.9M movie tickets
- 7,963 tuition bills for a single year of college
- 3 Hollywood movie budgets
- 29M Big Macs

California, New York and Texas - the three most populous U.S. states - also boast the highest number of billionaires.


- Alabama - 0
- Alaska - 0
- Arizona - 5
- Arkansas - 4
- California - 87
- Colorado - 6
- Connecticut - 11
- Delaware - 0
- DC - 1
- Florida - 32
- Georgia - 6
- Hawaii - 1
- Idaho - 1
- Illinois - 13
- Indiana - 4
- Iowa - 0
- Kansas - 3
- Kentucky - 1
- Louisiana - 1
- Maine - 0
- Maryland - 9
- Massachusetts - 5
- Michigan - 9
- Minnesota - 5
- Mississippi - 0
- Missouri - 5
- Montana - 4
- Nebraska - 2
- Nevada - 5
- New Hampshire - 1
- New Jersey - 5
- New Mexico - 0
- New York - 67
- North Carolina - 3
- North Dakota - 0
- Ohio - 3
- Oklahoma - 6
- Oregon - 1
- Pennsylvania - 4
- Rhode Island - 1
- South Carolina - 1
- South Dakota - 0
- Tennessee - 5
- Texas - 46
- Utah - 0
- Vermont - 0
- Virginia - 6
- Washington - 9
- West Virginia - 1
- Wisconsin - 10
- Wyoming - 4

Where does it come from?

Of the wealth accumulated by the 25 richest Americans, nine of them made their money in the tech industry.


- Tech - $216.1 billion
- Finance - $150 billion
- Retail $151.2 billion (Wal-Mart $95.4 billion; Mars $55.8 billion)
- Casinos - $24.9 billion
- Media - $12.5 billion
Billionaire - Net worth in billions - Age - Source
- Bill Gates - $61 - 56 - Microsoft
- Warren Buffett - $44 - 82 - Berkshire Hathaway
- Larry Ellison - $36 - 68 - Oracle
- Christy Walton & family - $25.3 - 57 - Wal-Mart
- Charles Koch - $25 - 76 - Diversified
- David Koch - $25 - 72 - Diversified
- Sheldon Adelson - $24.9 - 79 - Casinos
- Jim Walton - $23.7 - 64 - Wal-Mart
- Alice Walton - $23.3 - 63 - Wal-Mart
- S. Robson Walton - $23.1 - 68 - Wal-Mart
- Michael Bloomberg - $22 - 70 - Bloomberg LP
- George Soros - $20 - 82 - Hedge funds
- Sergey Brin - $18.7 - 39 - Google
- Larry Page - $18.7 - 39 - Google
- Jeff Bezos - $18.4 - 48 - Amazon.com
- Mark Zuckerberg - $17.5 - 28 - Facebook
- Michael Dell- $15.9 - 47 - Dell
- Steve Ballmer - $15.7 - 56 - Microsoft
- Phil Knight - $14.4 - 74 - Nike
- Paul Allen - $14.2 - 59 - Microsoft, investments
- Carl Icahn - $14 - 76 - Leveraged buyouts
- Forrest Mars Jr. - $13.8 - 81 - Candy
- Jacqueline Mars - $13.8 - 73 - Candy
- John Mars - $13.8 - 76 - Candy
- Anne Cox Chambers - $12.5 - 92 - Media

SOURCES


- Forbes.com
- CIA World Factbook
- Huffington Post
- National Center for Education Statistics

 









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