The 2016 Global Wealth Report published by the Credit Suisse Research Institute has made some interesting insights
1. While the bottom half collectively own less than 1 percent of total wealth, the wealthiest top 10 percent own 89 percent of all global assets.
2. Among the major economies, the USA and Japan were able to generate substantial additional wealth, while the United Kingdom recorded a significant decline
3. America, Europe, Japan , ASIA and Australia have highest per capita wealth
4. Emerging economies have significantly influenced the global allocation of wealth. In 2000, emerging economies accounted for a mere 12 percent of global wealth, but have contributed nearly 25 percent towards global growth since.
Today, emerging nations are home to 18 percent of the world’s ultra-high net worth population. China alone accounts for 9 percent of the top decile of global wealth holders, which is well above France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
5. Switzerland leads international tables in terms of average wealth. Furthermore, every year since 2012, wealth per adult has exceeded 500,000 dollars.