06 August 2013 09:45 AM | By Jason Buckland
Countries With The Most Billionaires

7. Hong Kong

Billionaire Li Ka-shing, chairman of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd. and Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., March 26, 2013 (© Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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  • Thomson Reuters Chairman David Thomson, May 8, 2013 (© JON BLACKER/Newscom/RTR)
  • Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista (L), CEO of EBX Group, April 26, 2012 (© RICARDO MORAES/Newscom/RTR)
  • The historic centre and Limmat River, Zurich, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, (© Image Broker/Rex Features)
  • Billionaire Li Ka-shing, chairman of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd. and Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., March 26, 2013 (© Bloomberg via Getty Images)
  • Businessman and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, October 4, 2011 (© Getty Images)
  • Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, September 27, 2011 (© AMIT DAVE/Newscom/RTR)
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7. Hong Kong
No. of billionaires: 64

Hong Kong’s super rich have enjoyed better years. Last year, according to Wealth-X, there were 530 so-called ultra high net worth persons (with a net worth over $30 million) in Hong Kong, compared to just 470 this year. That’s still plenty, but the entire wealth of Hong Kong’s ultra high net worth population dropped a woeful 11.3 per cent over the previous year, too. According to Forbes, Li Ka-shing, pictured, is the richest person in Hong Kong, with a worth of $22 billion.


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