The Merryl Lynch/Cap Gemini Wealth report for 2008 is out looking back at 2007 statistics As of 2007 there are 10.1 millionaires in the world, which is an increase of 600,000 over 2006.
HNWI wealth grew by 9.4%, to US$40.7 trillion—a slight deceleration from the 11.4% growth witnessed in 2006. The largest regional gains in wealth were in Latin America and the Middle East, up by 20.4% and 17.5%, respectively. For their part, Ultra-HNWIs (those with over 30 million in assets not including their primary house) posted the highest gains of any “wealth band,” both in population, up 8.8%, and total assets, up 14.5%.
Prior wealth chart update
|8||5||3||2||US$30B+ Forbes list (which mainly catches owners|
|77||67||49||32||US$10B+ of public assets, can underestimate some|
|203||167||124||102||US$5B+ like CTO of Cisco, who may be billionaire|
|1125||946||793||691||US$1B+ from cisco stock + large startup positions)|
|10,000||9400||8200||7500||US$160M+ (my own estimate)|
|103,300||95,000||85400||77500||US$30M+ (UHNW, ultra high net worth class)|
|990,000||(e)930,000||820000||745000||US$5 to 30M|
|9.3M||8.6M||7.8M||7.4M||US$1-5M Global number, US number 33% (2.6 million)|
|10.1M||9.5M||8.7M||8.2M||US$1M+ Global number, US number 33% ( 2.6 million)|
|28M||~26M||~24M||~22M||US$500K-1M doesn’t include primary residence, (estimate)|
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