Billionaire Density in EU Regions in 2018

Oct 25, 2018
Billionaires per 100,000 Square Kilometers in Each EU Region

The chart above shows the number of billionaires per 100,000 square kilometers (38,610 square miles) in each EU region.  The Western EU has double the number of billionaires of the next best region and is the only region with more than one billionaire for every 10,000 square kilometers (3,861 square miles).


  • The difference between the region with the highest billionaire density, the Western EU, and the region with the lowest, the Eastern EU, is 16.43 billionaires per 100,000 square kilometers.
  • The Western EU has 13.43 times the billionaires per area 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 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 Northern EU consists of Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.
  • The Eastern EU consists of Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.


Only the Western EU has nearly two billionaires for every 10,000 square kilometers.  No other region comes close with the Southern EU coming closest with just under one billionaire for every 10,000 square kilometers.

The Western EU is the only region to rank in the top two in total billionaires, billionaires per capita, and billionaire density.  The Eastern EU comes in last in all three metrics.


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

United Nations.  2007.  "United Nations Statistics Division - Environment Statistics."  Accessed January 23, 2018.

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