For the first time in the world there were more than 20 million millionaires

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For the first time in the world there were more than 20 million millionaires

02.07.2021 News

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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