There are 46.8 million millionaires worldwide, 1.1 million more than in mid-2018, the Credit Suisse Research Institute learns from its annual survey for ten years, and this time for 2019, on the evolution of wealth in the world.
Second reported Expresso, among the new millionaires are four million Chinese, three million Japanese and two million German, with the United States (US) having a total of nearly 19 million.
With regard to tax legislation, some argue that the rich should pay more for their fortunes, leading them to face resistance from those who doubt that the inequality of wealth distribution has actually increased.
But in fact, inequality is on the rise. With an increase of 2.6%, it stood at $ 360 billion over the year, with a record adult wealth of $ 70.850, up 1.2% from 2018.
As for the evolution of inequality, the report shows that the bottom half of wealth holders own less than 1% of global wealth by mid-2019 “while the richest 10% own 82% of global wealth. The top 1% holds nothing more, no less than 45% of the total. ”
The study also points out that the US, China and Europe were the largest contributors to world wealth with their respective values of 3.8 billion, 1.9 billion and 1.1 billion.
This year's analysis assesses the 21st century so far and concludes that, starting with a “golden age” of “robust and inclusive growth”, wealth growth “fell during the financial crisis never to return to previously recorded values”.