Research Institute Global Wealth Report 2017

Global Wealth Report 2017

The Credit Suisse Research Institute's Global Wealth Report is the most comprehensive source of global household wealth information. It analyzes wealth held by 4.8 billion adults across the globe, from the least affluent to the wealthiest individuals. Now in its eighth edition, the report includes a focus on Millennials' wealth position and provides a comparison with earlier generations.

Global Wealth 2017: The Year in Review

According to the eighth edition of the Global Wealth Report, in the year to mid-2017, total global wealth rose at a rate of 6.4%, the fastest pace since 2012 and reached USD 280 trillion, a gain of USD 16.7 trillion. This reflected widespread gains in equity markets matched by similar rises in non-financial assets, which moved above the pre-crisis year 2007's level for the first time this year. Wealth growth also outpaced population growth, so that global mean wealth per adult grew by 4.9% and reached a new record high of USD 56,540 per adult.

This year's report focuses in on Millennials and their wealth accumulation prospects. Overall the data point to a "Millennial disadvantage", comprising among others tighter mortgage rules, growing house prices, increased income inequality and lower income mobility, which holds back wealth accumulation by young workers and savers in many countries. However, bright spots remain, with a recent upsurge in the number of Forbes billionaires below the age of 30 and a more positive picture in China and other emerging markets.

Interesting Facts & Figures

280

trillion USD global wealth in 2017

8740

thousand new millionaires since 2007

56540

USD average 2017 wealth per adult

341

trillion USD global wealth by 2022

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