Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:36:03 GMT | By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
Countries with the most millionaires

A look at how the fortunes of the world's elite have risen and fallen over the last year.



A look at how the fortunes of the world's elite have risen and fallen over the last year. (© iStock)
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When you're rich, and much of your capital is tied up in real estate, stock options and other investments, your personal value tends to swell and swoon. Consider: last year alone, private fortunes in North America fell by 0.9 per cent, representing a slide of about $38 trillion in total.

What countries have the most millionaires, and which ones saw its list of elite gain or lose ground year-over-year? The Boston Consulting Group has released its annual report tracking wealth around the world. Click through to find out what nations have the most millionaire households.

* All figures in USD.

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