Life is good among the 0.000001 percent. while half the planet’s richest 50 people are US citizens, extreme wealth is steadily spreading around the world. Now at least one member of this elite club can be found on every continent except Antarctica. America maintains the lead in one aspect: After four years behind Carlos Slim, Bill Gates is back on top, at $76 billion.
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(This story appears in the 04 April, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)