Europe, by each country's richest person

Tuesday 23 May 2017 10:00
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A new visualisation recently appeared on a popular data subreddit.

It sorted the richest people in the world not only by their net worth, but their ages.

Prominent was the absence of Europeans in the higher echelons of wealth - which Bill Gates topped.

So we tracked down the richest person, as defined by the chart's source - Forbes - in each country.

Selected countries by richest person's net worth:

Countries only included if richest person's net worth is above a billion and included on the Forbes list.

Austria:

Dietrich Mateschitz - $13.4 billion

Belgium

Albert Frere - $4.9 billion

Cyprus

John Fredriksen - $9.9 billion

Czech Republic

Petr Kellner - $12.2 billion

Denmark

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen - $21.1 billion

Finland

Antti Herlin - $3.5 billion

France

Bernard Arnault - $41.5 billion

Georgia

Bidzina Ivanishvili - $4.5 billion

Germany

Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr. - $27.2 billion

Greece

Philip Niarchos - $2.5 billion

Iceland

Thor Bjorgolfsson - $1.8 billion

Ireland

Pallonji Mistry - $14.3 billion

Italy

Maria Franca Fissolo - $25.2 billion

Kazakhstan

Bulat Utemuratov - $2.3 billion

​Liechtenstein

Christoph Zeller - $2.7 billion

Monaco

Tatiana Casiraghi - $2.4 billion

Netherlands

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken - $12.6

Norway

Odd Reitan - $5.3 billion

Poland

Dominika & Sebastian Kulczyk - $3.6 billion

Portugal

Americo Amorim - $4.4 billion

Romania

Ion Tiriac - $1.1 billion

Russia

Leonid Mikhelson - $18.4 billion

Slovakia

Ivan Chrenko - $1.1 billion

Spain

Amancio Ortega - $71.3 billion

Sweden

Stefan Persson - $19.6 billion

Switzerland

Ernesto Bertarelli - $8.6 billion

Turkey

Murat Ulker - $3.7 billion

Ukraine

Rinat Akhmetov - $4.6 billion

United Kingdom

Hinduja family - $15.4 billion

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