Two well-known companies in the financial sector PwC auditors and UBS bank have counted the richest people on the planet. Josef Stadler, the head of the department for working with billionaires in the bank UBS was responsible for this study. It turned out that last year was a record-breaking one in terms of the number of dollar billionaires and their total income. So, in just a year, the capital accumulated by super-rich people has increased by 17%. Analysts with confidence declare that at present the world richest own 6 trillion US dollars.
Only dollar billionaires usually consider being the super-rich, currently totalling 1542 people. This is 145 more than in 2015.
An interesting fact is that for the first time since the existence of this rating, Asia has managed to boast more billionaires than the USA.
In absolute figures, the picture is as follows:
– Asia – 637 billionaires,
– The USA – 563 billionaires,
– Europe – 342 billionaires.
Economic sectors include the following statistics:
– 1271 billionaires have made a fortune producing and retailing,
– 903 billionaires have earned with technologies,
– 832 – with financial services.
The material was prepared with the participation of Andrey Majorov,
a leading analyst of the brokerage company CT Trade