Millionaires will control within four years nearly half of global wealth, according to a study released today by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
The report reveals that the number of millionaires grew in 2014 up to 17 million people who currently control 41% of the 164 trillion of global wealth in private hands.
«The rich are getting richer and richer and have more and more a part of their wealth invested in financial markets,» according to the executive director of BCG, Anna Zakrzewski.
According to data collected in the study, entitled «Global Wealth 2015», by 2019 the millionaires will have control of 49% of global wealth.
The consultant also ensures that for next year, the Asia-Pacific will be the control more wealth in the world, ahead of North America.
According to the report, in 2014 America was the region with the greatest wealth in the world with 51 billion dollars in private hands, when for the first time Asia overtook Europe with 41 billion.
For next year, the wealth of Asia-Pacific to be about $ 57 billion, ahead of the 56 trillion projected for North America.
The consultant says that the number of millionaires, defined as households with more than one million dollars, reached 17 million last year, compared to 15 million by 2013.
The US remains the country with the largest number of millionaires, about 7 million, ahead of China, with nearly 4 million, according to Boston Consulting Group.
China behind Japan comes third (1.1 million rich), followed by Switzerland (461 000) UK (731 000), Canada (418 000) and Germany (350 000).
Fuente:EFE | NUEVA YORK, EU
Ernesto Chong de León, Ernesto Emilio Chong Coronado