The welfare of the population of the world grew. But the Russians, the Ukrainians, the Argentines and the British are poorer

The welfare of the population of the world grew. But the Russians, the Ukrainians, the Argentines and the British are poorer

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In five years the world will be over 45 million dollar millionaires.

The condition of the inhabitants of the Earth has increased by 1.4% (3.5 trillion U.S. dollars), up to 256 trillion. 89% of all the world’s assets are owned by 10% of the planet’s inhabitants.

Such data for the period from mid-2015 to mid-2016 brings Credit Suisse in a report rating Global Wealth Report, writes “Interfax-Ukraine”.

However, the number of adults in the world have grown at about the same rate, so for the first time since 2008, the “virtual” wealth of each person has not changed and amounted to an average of 52.8 thousand dollars each.

Among the outsiders, where well-being is not increased, but rather fell – Argentina (minus 27%, first place in the rating), Ukraine (minus 18.5%), Russia (minus 15%), the UK (minus 10%, of the country about leaving the EU (Brexit). The main causes of the ruin became unfavorable currency fluctuations. The loss of wealth of over $ 100 billion have also been recorded in China, Mexico, Switzerland, Italy and Taiwan.

In particular, Russia’s population has become poorer by 198 billion dollars, and the wealth of the average adult citizen of the Russian Federation fell from 12.09 thousand dollars to 10.34 thousand dollars. The ruble for the year fell by 12.8%, the price index for residential property fell by 3.1%. The stock market growth of 2.3% slightly offset these factors. At the same time, the number of dollar millionaires in Russia decreased by 13 thousand persons (or 14%) is from 92 per thousand to 79 thousand. Dollar billionaires in Russia – 96, is in third place in the world. More only in China (244 persons) and the USA (582 multibahasa).

Brexit reduced the incomes of the British in the 1.2 trillion pounds ($1.5 billion, i.e. 10%). The number of dollar millionaires in the UK dropped by 15%. Private capital is the UK a total volume of 14 trillion dollars is in the hands of 49 million people, almost 5% of which have at their disposal the sum of $ 1 million or more. Because of Brexit the pound sterling since the beginning of this year depreciated by 15% stock market collapsed. Now the situation has stabilized, but the political uncertainty regarding the termination of relations with the EU are negatively affected by the financial market of Britain.

But nmost valued in the world of increased personal status in Japan – 19% (3.9 trillion dollars), up 24 trillion dollars. This happened on the background of strengthening the yen against the dollar. For the first time since the financial crisis, the United States has lost first place on growth rates of private capital, at the same time, the total wealth of Americans increased for the eighth consecutive year (1.7 trillion dollars) and amounted to 85 trillion dollars.

Another six countries – Germany, France, Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia and Brazil – the growth of welfare exceeded $ 100 billion.

Property in General in the world has risen by 4.9 trillion dollars, financial assets – 330 billion dollars.

Economists from Credit Suisse predict that the welfare of the population of the entire world in the next five years will increase by 31% – up to 334 trillion in 2021. The number of dollar millionaires in the world will increase to a new record of 45.1 million.