Research Institute Global Wealth Report 2015

Global Wealth Report 2015

Now in its sixth edition, the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information on global household wealth.

Global Wealth 2015: The Year in Review 

This year, the United States continued adding to global wealth at an impressive rate, with solid growth also evident in China. Elsewhere, local currency wealth gains were offset by depreciation against the US dollar, so that world wealth declined overall by USD 12.4 trillion. The share of financial assets rose again as a percentage of total wealth and may help explain why wealth inequality is edging upwards. The top 1% of wealth holders now own half of all household wealth. 

Interesting Facts & Figures


billion USD less global wealth (due to adverse exchange rate movements)


USD wealth per adult (-6.2%), back below the level of 2013


USD (after debts) needed to be in the wealthiest half of the world


trillion USD global wealth by mid-2020 (+38%) according to our estimates

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