Chinese make up nearly 20 per cent of Forbes rich list

Beijing (dpa) – After the United States, China has the greatest number of billionaires in the world, according to the 30th annual Forbes rich list. Mainland China has 251 billionaires while Hong Kong, a semi-independent city of China, has 55. Altogether, the Chinese super-rich make up 17 per cent of the 1,810 billionaires on the list.