The United Kingdom has the highest number of millionaires, with an estimated 1.8 million.
It is followed by Australia, Germany, Canada, New Zealand and the United States.
Australia and Germany are the only three countries in the world with more than 100,000 millionaires.
This is a result of their wealth and the high rate of household debt.
Germany has a total of 3.5 million millionaires.
Japan is second with 1.7 million.
There are a total number of 1.6 billion millionaires in the OECD, or over 20% of the global population.
Here are the top 10 richest countries according to Forbes’ global wealth rankings.
United Kingdom: $1.8 billion (US$1.35 billion) Source: Forbes – Highest paid in the UK, top 10 countries by wealth Top 10 richest: The United States: $5.7 billion ($5.8bn) The United Arab Emirates: $4.3 billion ( $4bn) Germany: $2.5 billion ( US$1bn) Singapore: $500 million ( US $465m) Japan: $275 million (US $250m) France: $200 million (AU$210m) Switzerland: $120 million (€110m) Italy: $70 million (NZ$65m) Australia: $60 million (HK$55m) Spain: $50 million (ES$49m) Canada: $45 million (CA$43m) New Zealand: $40 million (A$38m) United States of America: $35 million (USD$32m) Top 10 poorest: China: $17 million ( HK$17m) Mexico: $10 million (AUD$9m) Indonesia: $8 million ( NZ$8m) India: $6 million (KR$5m) Vietnam: $3 million (TH$3m) Turkey: $300,000 (USD $285,000) Saudi Arabia: $250,000 – $250 million (C$250m to US$300m) Russia: $170,000 ($US$129,000 to US $220,000), Philippines: $150,000.
Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – Top 10 countries in total number, by wealth and wealth distribution – Forbes article The US, Japan, Singapore, Germany and the Netherlands are among the richest countries in terms of wealth.
The Netherlands is followed closely by France, Switzerland, Britain and Australia.
The United Nations ranks the top 100 richest countries and the poorest 100.
These rankings are based on total wealth, with the average wealth of a household in the country divided by the population.
The top 10 poorest countries have a median wealth of US$50,000 and the top 1% have a net wealth of over US$4 trillion.
In terms of total wealth the United Kingdom ranks first in terms on a net worth of $4 trillion, followed by the United Arab States, Russia, France, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Philippines.
Top 10 lowest net worth countries in 2017: Russia – $18,000 (-$9,000 in 2017) Nigeria – $13,000 Nigeria – US$8,000 Egypt – $7,000 Turkey – US $5,000 Source: UNFPA – Top 100 richest, bottom 100 poorest, by net wealth – Forbes