Number of billionaires in the United States from 1987 to 2012

Number of billionaires in the United States 1987-2012 This graph shows the number of billionaires in the United States from 1987 to 2012. The number of billionaires in the U.S. has increased tenfold during this time, from 41 billionaires in 1987 to 425 billionaires in 2012.
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Number of billionaires
'8741
'8868
'8955
'9099
'9196
'92101
'93108
'94120
'95129
'96149
'97*60
'98*70
'99*49
'00*49
'01272
'02243
'03222
'04274
'05341
'06371
'07415
'08469
'09359
'10403
'11413
'12425
Number of billionaires
'8741
'8868
'8955
'9099
'9196
'92101
'93108
'94120
'95129
'96149
'97*60
'98*70
'99*49
'00*49
'01272
'02243
'03222
'04274
'05341
'06371
'07415
'08469
'09359
'10403
'11413
'12425
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This graph shows the number of billionaires in the United States from 1987 to 2012. The number of billionaires in the U.S. has increased tenfold during this time, from 41 billionaires in 1987 to 425 billionaires in 2012.
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Release date
March 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
1987 to 2012
Supplementary notes
*1997-2000 count based on top 200 billionaires.

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