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Countries with the most millionaires

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Number of millionaires around world shrinking

The U.S. is still the world's millionaire capital — by a long shot.

According to the new Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse, the U.S. is home to 46 percent of the world's 33.7 million millionaires, compared with 41 percent last year. The report said the U.S. added 903,000 millionaires over the past year, to reach 15.7 million.

China added the second-highest number, 152,000, but still only accounts for 4 percent of the world's total, at 1.3 million. China's proportion was up by 1 percentage point from last year.

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After the U.S., the United Kingdom had the second-highest total, 2.4 million, followed by Japan with 2.1 million.

The report said the overall number of millionaires globally declined by 2.4 million to 33.7 million.

The U.S. also dominates the list of the ultra-rich. Of the 123,800 people worldwide worth more than $50 million, almost half are in the U.S.

For the full list of the top 10 countries for millionaires, see below.

Countries with the most millionaires

Country Number of millionaires
United States15.7 million
United Kingdom2.4 million
Japan2.1 million
France1.8 million
Germany1.5 million
China1.3 million
Italy1.1 million
Canada984,000
Australia961,000
Switzerland667,000
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