It’s no surprise that governments, central banks, and investment funds are world’s largest holders of gold reserves. These organizations know gold is the ultimate store of value that protects against inflation and offers a safe haven during times of economic and geopolitical turmoil.To find out who owns the most gold in the world, we referred to data from the International Monetary Fund’s International Financial Statistics Report.


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With photos of key landmarks of the relevant countries, in case you don’t know what France is. Still, interesting stats. NB, Japan is #9. That’ in spite of the fact that the Japanese are selling their gold as fast as they can, taking the cash and running.