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Where the World's Millionaires Live

By David de Jong - 2012-06-06T19:49:33Z

Photograph by Jorg Greuel/Getty Images

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12. Belgium

Population: 10.4 million
Percentage of millionaire households: 2.9%

2011 was the year that Belgium, after 541 days of negotiations, finally got a new government. Despite the prolonged political impasse and the ongoing euro debt crisis, the country still counts about 134,000 millionaire households among its inhabitants. Belgium's richest man is Albert Frere, owner of closely held conglomerate Compagnie Nationale a Portefeuille, whose diversified holdings stretch from oil to media.

Data from: Boston Consulting Group and Bloomberg Billionaires