By Ryan Whitcomb (rwhit94) Version 1, created 5-17-16 Tags: money, rich, wealthy, people, person, billionaire
Researchers have compiled a multi-decade database of the super-rich. Building off the Forbes World's Billionaires lists from 1996-2014, scholars at Peterson Institute for International Economics have added a couple dozen more variables about each billionaire - including whether they were self-made or inherited their wealth. (Roughly half of European billionaires and one-third of U.S. billionaires got a significant financial boost from family, the authors estimate.)
The "Gross Domestic Product" of the country where the billionaire has citizenship. This is one of the primary indicators used to gauge the health of a country's economy. It represents the total dollar value of all goods and services produced over a specific time period; you can think of it as the size of the economy.
"Middle East/North Africa"
The region of the world where this billionaire lives.
The name of the country that this billionaire has citizenship with.
the 3-letter country code of the country where this billionaire has citizenship.