The ranks of millionaires in the world last year were considerably increased, primarily due to Singapore and China. This is according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG), that in general the number of households whose assets exceed $ 1 million, grew by 12.2% to 12.5 million, writes the correspondent.
It is reported that most of dollar millionaires is still living in the U.S. - 5.2 million, followed by Japan (1.53 million) and China (1.11 million).
Millionaires of the world has about 39% of these resources.
The highest concentration of millionaires in Singapore is observed - 15.5% of the total population, while the world average - 0.9%. The number of Singaporeans who have one or more million dollars, has jumped 33% in 2010.
In Europe, the highest percentage of millionaires in Switzerland - 9.9% of the population.
According to analysts BCG, world welfare would increase by an average of 5.9% per year until the end of 2015, when its volume is about $ 162 trillion. Fastest-growing population will increase the wealth of emerging economies such as India's growth will be 18% per year in China - 14%. As a result, the share of Asia-Pacific region in the structure of global assets under management will rise from 18% in 2010 to 23% in 2015.
As we have previously reported that the number of dollar millionaires in China has exceeded 960 000 people and is close to a million.