NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- When it comes to global wealth, there are a handful of "haves" but most countries are "have nots."

Just 15 countries control 84.3% of all the wealth in the world, according to a new report from Credit Suisse(CS) - Get Report

Many of these countries are also among the largest in the world by population. In total, 3.7 billion people live in the world's richest countries, more than half the world's population. It would seem fair that a majority of the world's population would control a majority of its wealth -- but remove China and India (1.4%) from the list, and only 1.1 billion people (about one-seventh the world's population) control nearly 75% of the wealth. 

Ranked by least richest to richest, these 15 countries control 84% of the world's wealth. 

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Brazil

Wealth: $3.2 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 1.2%

Population: 201 million

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Taiwan

Wealth: $3.4 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 1.3%

Population: 23 million

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Switzerland

Wealth: $3.6 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 1.4%

Population: 7.7 million

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India

Wealth: $3.6 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 1.4%

Population: 1.27 billion

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Korea

Wealth: $3.7 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 1.4%

Population: 49 million

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Spain

Wealth: $5 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 1.9%

Population: 47 million

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Australia

Wealth: $7.2 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 2.7%

Population: 22 million

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Canada

Wealth: $7.5 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 2.9%

Population: 35 million

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Italy

Wealth: $12.6 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 4.8%

Population: 61 million

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Germany

Wealth: $14.2 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 5.4%

Population: 82 million

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United Kingdom

Wealth: $14.2 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 5.4%

Population: 63 million

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France

Wealth: $15.3 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 5.8%

Population: 64 million

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China

Wealth: $21.4 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 8.1%

Population: 1.36 billion

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Japan

Wealth: $23.2 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 8.8%

Population: 126 million

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United States

Wealth: $83.7 trillion

Proportion of world's wealth: 31.8%

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