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Asian sensations: Number of billionaires shoot up in China, India

The rise of the new rich

Published: Apr 11, 2015 07:27:45 AM IST
Updated: Apr 11, 2015 07:51:45 AM IST

The US—home to 536 billionaires—has long led the rest of the world in extreme wealth, but the last decade has belonged to China, where 205 new ten-fi gure fortunes have been minted since 2006. India is no slouch either, with 90 billionaires. It passed Russia this year for the first time.

Asian sensations: Number of billionaires shoot up in China, India

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(This story appears in the 17 April, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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