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  1. China has 1,058 billionaires, outpacing the US: Hurun report

    By Global Times Published: Mar 02, 2021 06:03 PM

    China has outpaced the US to become the first country in the world with more than 1,000 billionaires, according to the newly released 2021 Hurun Global Rich List.

    In total, at the beginning of 2021, China now has 1,058 billionaires with their wealth denominated in US dollar, an increase of 259 billionaires from the number last year.

    “Despite the trade war with the US, China adds 259 billionaires and becomes the first country with more than 1,000 known billionaires, suppassing other countries including the US, India, and Germany,” said the report.

    Globally, 412 new billionaires have been added this year, which brings the world’stotal billionaires to 3,228 at present.


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