Billionaires per Capita in EU Regions in 2018

Oct 17, 2018
Per Capita Number of Billionaires in Each EU Region

The chart above shows the number of billionaires per 100,000 people in each EU region.  The Northern EU has more than double the billionaires per capita of the next best region.


  • The difference between the region with the most billionaires per capita, the Northern EU, and the region with the least, the Eastern EU, is 0.22.
  • The Northern EU has 16.77 times the billionaires per capita that the Eastern EU does.
  • Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, and Slovenia do not have a single billionaire.


  • Data is from 2018.
  • Rates are rounded to the nearest hundredth.
  • The Northern EU consists of Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.
  • The Western EU consists of Germany, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, and Luxembourg.
  • The Southern EU consists of Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, and Malta.
  • The Eastern EU consists of Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.


The Northern EU has by far the most billionaires per capita and the region is the only region to have more than one billionaire per million residents.

The Northern EU is also the only region to have over two billionaires for every million residents, while the Western EU has just under one for every million residents.  The Southern EU has just under one for every 1.5 million residents and the Eastern EU has just over one billionaire for every 7.5 million residents.


Eurostat.  2017.  "Population on 1 January by Age Groups and Sex - Functional Urban Areas."  Accessed December 11, 2017.

Forbes.  2018.  "The World's Billionaires List."  Accessed October 2, 2018.

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