Most new millionaires appeared in the United States.
During the past year the number of millionaires in the world increased by 2.3 million people, and now in a world of almost 42.2 million millionaires. This is evidenced by the annual global wealth report Global Wealth Report, prepared by the Swiss financial conglomerate Credit Suisse.
Most new millionaires appeared in the United States, where their number increased by 878 thousand to 17.4 million In France, Germany, great Britain and Italy millionaires became more about 200 thousand in each of the countries; in China 186 thousand, in Japan – 94 thousand
In some States, such as Turkey and Brazil, the number of millionaires has decreased, mainly due to the fluctuations of national currencies.
According to the report, the share of the most wealthy people (with assets over $100 million), 9.5% of the total population of the planet. They are fluent in 84,1% of the world’s wealth, compared to 86% last year.
The total welfare of the world’s population from July 2017 to the end of June 2018 increased by $14 trillion, or 4.6%, to $317 trillion.
The United States has made the most significant contribution to the growth of global wealth. Over the past year increased the value of the assets of Americans grew by $6.3 trillion, to $98 trillion.
It is noted that the well-being of 90.5% of people collectively owning 15.8% of the world’s wealth amounts to $50.4 per trillion, well above $40 trillion a year earlier.
“The growth indicates a declining trend of inequality in the distribution of global wealth”, – stated in the review.
The welfare of the world’s population in the next five years will increase by approximately 26% in 2023 will reach $399 trillion, predicts Credit Suisse. The emerging economies will account for about a third of the total increase, although their share in the world figure is only 21%. The number of millionaires is also markedly increases and reaches a new record of 55 million people.
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