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Global ultra-wealthy population grows in 2016, despite political and economic uncertainty

13 March 2017

Global ultra-wealthy population grows in 2016, despite political and economic uncertainty

According to data provided by New World Wealth for the Wealth report, the number of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals (UHNWIs), i.e. those individuals with $30m or more in net assets rose by 6,340 in 2016, taking the total to over 193,000. This growth reverses the decline of 3% seen in 2015.

The increase has occurred despite ongoing political and economic uncertainty around the world having more of an impact on future trends.

 

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