The number of rich people in the world grows by more than 5 million in 2021, up to 62.4 million, a figure that will increase by 40% in the next five years
MADRID, 20 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Spain lost a total of 17,000 millionaires in 2021 compared to the previous year, which is the lowest figure among the rest of the large economies in the euro, according to the annual global wealth report prepared by the Credit Suisse bank.
Specifically, Spain closed 2021 with 1,132 million millionaires, 17,000 less than last year. In contrast, Italy lost 135,000, up to 1,413 millionaires, while Germany lost 58,000 (up to a total of 2,683 million), the Netherlands registered 1,149 million rich (56,000 less) and France stood at 2,795 million people with assets greater than one million dollars (26,000 less).
On the opposite side were the United States, China and Canada, which earned 2,491 million, 1,032 million and 430,000 millionaires in the last year, respectively. The United Kingdom increased its number of millionaires by 266,000, to 2.849 million people, while Switzerland increased its number of rich by 113,000 people, to a total of 1. individuals.
Globally, the world registered an increase of 5,168 million millionaires, so the 'club' of people with assets of more than one million euros closed 2021 with a total of 62,482 million 'members'.
Looking ahead to the next five years, Credit Suisse estimates that the number of millionaires globally will grow by 40%, to exceed 87.5 million by 2026. Spain will register a growth of 25%, above Italy (18%) and Countries Netherlands (12%), similar to Germany (26%), but less than France (41%).
The largest percentage increases in the number of millionaires over the next five years will be in Brazil (115%), India (105%) and China (97%).
The Credit Suisse report also reveals that the median wealth (the one that divides the population into two equal parts) in Spain stood at 104,160 dollars in 2021, a decrease of 640 dollars compared to last year.