Wealthiest People Valued $63. 9 Trillion

R 2017 • 1:17PM
he number of high-net-worth individuals – those whose assets are worth at least $1m (£750,000) excluding their primary residence – increased by 7.5pc last year, to a record global high of 16.5 million people.
Booming global stock markets has catapulted an extra 1.15 million people into the high-net-worth individual (HNWI) bracket, according to figures from Capgemini’s 2017 World Wealth Report.
The report shows that while the number of wealthy individuals in the world is on the up, their personal wealth is also rocketing – by 8.2pc in 2016, compared to 4pc in 2015.
It means that the world’s wealthiest people collectively hold a $63.5 trillion fortune, and are on track to exceed $100 trillion by 2025, Capgemini said.
The world’s share of millionaires in 2016
The total number of millionaires exceeds 16.5 million worldwide
CAPGEMINI
The majority of the wealth continues to come from North America, Europe and Asia, with each market growing its HNWI population by an average 7.5pc last year, and their wealth by around 8.2pc.
The United States continues to dominate with the number of millionaires in the country, while Japan, Germany and China also make the top five list. France surpassed the UK to take fifth place in the list of countries with the most HNWIs.
Russia and Brazil recorded double-digit increases in both their population of HNWIs and their wealth, following a significant decline in 2015.