Global Wealth Reaches New All-Time High

The 2013 Credit Suisse Wealth Report finds that global wealth has more than doubled since 2000, reaching a new all-time high of 241 trillion US dollars. Strong economic growth and rising population levels in emerging nations are important drivers of this trend.

 

Average wealth per adult has also hit a new peak of 51,600 US dollars, but inequality remains high, with the top 10% of the world population owning 86% of global wealth, compared to barely 1% for the bottom half of all adults. 

 

 

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