There Are 155 More Billionaires Now


But five fewer in the U.K. And, depending on what happens today, there could be seven fewer still.

According to “Billionaire Census 2014” by Singapore-based research firm Wealth-X and Swiss bank UBS, there are now 2,325 people with a net worth of at least $1 billion this year – 155 more, or a 7% increase, from 2013….

Among countries, the U.S. is home to the largest number of billionaires and continues to be a good place to make a fortune: The country counted 56 new billionaires this year, for a total of 571. China came in second with 190 billionaires (up from 157 in 2013) and the U.K. was third, home to 130 (down from 135).

World’s Billionaire Club Expands By 7% [WSJ MoneyBeat blog]