27 Sep 27.09.2016 Billionaire population growth
27.09.2016 Billionaire population growth
According to Wealth-X’s 2015-2016 Billionaire Census, there were 2,473 billionaires in the world in 2015, representing a combined wealth of US$7.7 trillion. Although Europe still topped the list with a billionaire population of 806(32.6%), wealth of European billionaires fell by 1.9% to US$2,330 billion. Whereas, Asia led the way in terms of billionaire population growth, contributing 70% of all new billionaire wealth in 2015. While ‘finance, banking and investment’ remains the leading industry for billionaires, the number of billionaires in these fields decreased at a faster pace. More and more billionaires are making their wealth from insurance, retail, business services and IT industries.