The 2014 "Millionaire Statistics" report jointly released by UBS and the evaluation website Wealth-X this month shows that there were 155 superbillionaires worldwide last year, an increase of 7% to 2325. These giants have an average net worth of US$31 billion and an average age of 63 years old, and a quarter of them are concentrated in the following 20 cities.
As shown in the figure, New York has the largest number of super-rich, with 103 people, Moscow and Hong Kong, respectively, occupy second and third places, each with more than 80 super-rich. In London, which is ranked fourth, the number of rich people there is almost twice that of fifth-placed Beijing. Shanghai's ranking is not as good as Shenzhen. Like Taipei, it has 4 fewer people than Shenzhen.
It can be inferred from age that most of these wealthy individuals are married. The report stated that married persons accounted for 86.2%, and divorced persons, widowed persons and single persons accounted for 6.5%, 4.3% and 3.1% respectively. The rich have two children on average, but only 286 of them are women.
The report found that by the time they were almost 50 years old, most of these wealthy individuals did not have personal wealth of US$10 billion. In terms of property types, the wealthy usually have four properties, each with an average value of 2350 million US dollars. About 35% of the rich have their own charity fund organization, and one in XNUMX of the rich have a professional sports team or a horse race.
The survey also found that college degree is not a feature shared by the rich. 35% of these rich have no bachelor's degree. Among the wealthy people with a college degree, the top five universities that are rich in wealthy people are the University of Pennsylvania (25), Harvard University (22), Yale University (20) and the University of Southern California (16). Only two of the top ten universities are not in the United States. They are the ninth-ranked University of Mumbai (MU) in India and the tenth-ranked London School of Economics (LSE).
In addition, one of the findings of the report is in response to a Chinese old saying: things gather together by similarities. The report pointed out that billionaires love making friends with people with the same hobbies and abilities. So they have a very wide social circle, often intersecting with other wealthies on the list. On average, every wealthy person has personal or business dealings with 9 wealthy people of the same kind, and on average every three wealthy people know each other well.
It is estimated from the circle of wealthy friends that their friends have an average net worth of US$160 billion. 68.3% of the rich like golf, football, tennis, horseback riding, skiing and other sports, 51.9% of the rich love to do charity, 23.4% like hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities, and 23.1% of the rich love art.
Interests also determine the social agenda of the rich. The following chart shows the activities and locations that the super rich may choose to attend next year.
Wall Street News