There are 1,645 billionaires in the world, 492 of which live in the United States. Below is a just a small selection of the world's billionaires. Flip each billionaire's card to see an interesting fact about them.
In his forthcoming Brookings Institution Press book, Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust, Darrell West examines the political use of great wealth, including campaign expenditures, activism through nonprofit organizations and foundations, holding public office, media ownership, policy thought leadership, and behind the scenes influence.
Hover Over / Tap On Each Billionaire's Photo to See More Details
The findings, interpretations and conclusions posted on Brookings.edu are solely those of the authors and not of The Brookings Institution, their officers, staff, board, funders, or organizations with which they may have a relationship.
Interactive Created by: Kevin Hawkins