The number of wealthy people in the world declined for the first time in 10 years


By the end of 2015, there were 187.5 thousand owners personal fortunes of $30 million or more, it follows from the results of the research The Wealth Report by Knight Frank. For the year from the list of these millionaires (financial slang they are called “ultrafine” – English ultra-high-net-worth individual) dropped more than 5.5 thousand people, and the General condition of “ultrahype” decreased by us $1.5 trillion — from $20.8 trillion to $19,3 billion.

The main reasons for reducing the number of “ultrahype” and their combined state is called in Knight Frank what happened in 2015, the decline in most major stock indices, the deterioration of the situation on the global real estate market and a sharp drop in oil prices and other raw materials, particularly affecting the income of the rich from the Middle East and Russia.

Most notably the number “ultrahype”, according to Knight Frank, declined for 2015 in Latin America, they became less immediately by 9%. In Russia and the CIS the number of States of more than $30 million decreased by 4%, a similar result was shown and the countries of Africa.

The total number of billionaires in the world, according to the report The Wealth Report, decreased by 3% or 63: it was 1982 — was 1919. In Russia and CIS billionaires have been reduced by 4% and Latin America at 10%.

“In 2015, we for the first time since 2005 saw a decline in the number of wealthy people in the world. To reduce the number of ultramagnetic affected by the downturn in many global stock and commodity markets, slowing economic growth and volatile financial climate,” explained managing partner of Knight Frank Sergey Gipsh. According to him, the pace of global economic growth has slowed, and simultaneously slowed the growth of equity. In Russia the rate of decline in the number of ultramagnetic slightly ahead of the global average, due to the Russian economic crisis, decline in oil prices and the ruble, said ONU.

Prior to the current crisis, the number of rich people in the world grew so quickly that even the current reduction of their number are unable to reverse the trend. By the end of 2015, there were 61% more ultramagnetic than it was in 2005. Thus the greatest growth has shown that countries such as Mongolia (475%), Azerbaijan (444%) and Vietnam (354%). In Russia during the same period, the number of States of more than $30 million increased by almost three times, which provided her 16th place on the leaderboard.

Over the next ten years, the number of ultramagnetic, according to experts Knight Frank, will grow by only 41% to 263,5 thousand people. The leaders of growth will be Sri Lanka and Vietnam (140%).

“At the end of 2015 more than half of those surveyed predicted a decrease in the rate of growth of the state in the next 10 years. So consider 100% Hispanic ultramagnetic, 68% of rich people in USA and 50% of ultramagnetic Russia and CIS countries”, — the report says Knight Frank.

The total number of dollar millionaires by the end of 2025 in the world will increase, as predicted by Knight Frank, nearly 5 million people. Now there are more than 13.5 million people owning the state more than $1 million, in total, they possess a capital of $66 trillion.

Yesterday Forbes released its annual list of the richest people in the world. As in 2015, the first position with a capital of $75 billion were awarded to the founder of Microsoft bill gates to second place (from fourth place) raised up the founder of Zara Amancio Ortega ($67 billion). The third place has retained the investor Warren Buffett ($60,8 billion).

Co-owner of SIBUR and NOVATEK Leonid Michelson named the richest of the Russians. In the global ranking of billionaires according to Forbes Michelson took 60 th place, the status of the Michelson edition valued at $14.4 billion In last year’s ranking businessman was the seventh. Since then, according to the calculations of Forbes, he increased his fortune at $2.7 billion

According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, for 2015 the General condition of the 19 Russian billionaires fell by $8 billion.