The total wealth of all dollar millionaires in the world in 2020 increased by 7.6% and amounted to $ 79.6 trillion. The international consulting company Capgemini SA in the annual World Wealth Report reported this.
At the same time, the number of wealthy people (high-net-worth individual, HNWI) increased by 6.3% to 20.8 million people. The growth of their wealth was facilitated by a significant rise in stock markets, which was last year.
After the Asia-Pacific region (APR) for 5 years in the lead on both indicators, in 2020 North America again came to the fore. The number of HNWI there increased by 10.7% and reached 7 million people, their total capital increased by 11.9% – to $ 24.3 trillion. The rise in the Asia-Pacific region was 5.8% (up to $ 6.9 million) and 8.4% (up to $ 24 trillion), respectively.
In Europe, the number of rich people increased by 2.8% (to 5.4 million), in Africa – by 2.7% (to 0.2 million), in the Middle East – by 6.8% (to 0.8%). In Latin America, the rich decreased by 4% (to 0.6 million).
The total wealth of HNWI in Europe increased by 4.5% (to $ 17.5 trillion), in Africa – by 3.8% (to $ 1.7 trillion), in the Middle East – by 10.7% (to $ 3,2 trillion), in Latin America – by 0.5% (up to $ 8.8 trillion).
Last year, the United States ranked first in terms of the number of rich (6.575 million, an increase of 11.3%), followed by Japan (3.537 million, + 6.2%), Germany (1.535 million, + 6.9%) and China 1.461 million, + 11%). These countries accounted for 62.9% of the total HNWI in the world, compared to 61.6% in 2019 and 58.4% in 2012.
In the first quarter of 2021, 30% of the world’s millionaire wealth remained in shares, 24% (25%) in cash savings and equivalents, 18% (17%) in fixed income assets, 15% in real estate, and 15% in alternative instruments. – 14% (13%).
The World Wealth Report uses data from 71 countries, which account for more than 98% of world gross national income and 99% of global stock market capitalization.
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