Algeria, Georgia, Zimbabwe are home to just one billionaire
Most of these ultra-wealthy
individuals are concentrated in countries like the US, China, Germany, Russia,
and the United Kingdom. The US is home to the highest number of billionaires:
an estimated 705. That's followed by China with an estimated 285 billionaires,
and Germany with 146.
Some countries, however, are home to just one
billionaire. Business Insider scoured Forbes' billionaires ranking to find
which nations have just one billionaire, and then compared each billionaire's
wealth to the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country, based on data from the
In Liechtenstein, for example, the country's only
billionaire is worth almost half of the GDP of the whole country. And the
richest man in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) is actually worth about $600
million more than his country's GDP.
Here are 13 countries that have only one billionaire.