Research Institute Global Wealth Report 2016

Global Wealth Report 2016

The Credit Suisse Research Institute's Global Wealth Report is the most comprehensive source of information on global household wealth. It provides complete estimates of wealth, covering all regions and the entire wealth spectrum. In its seventh edition, the report gives a special focus to the poorest billion.

Global Wealth 2016: The Year in Review 

This year's Global Wealth Report confirms a course of weak global wealth growth. In the past 12 months, global wealth has risen by USD 3.5 trillion to USD 256 trillion, which represents an increase of 1.4%. However, wealth creation has merely kept pace with population growth. As a result, in 2016, wealth per adult was unchanged for the first time since 2008, at approximately USD 52,800. Among the major economies, the USA and Japan were able to generate substantial additional wealth, while the United Kingdom recorded a significant decline as a result of currency depreciation.

To be in the wealthiest 10%, a person needs USD 71,600. Half of all adults all over the world own less than USD 2,222, while those in the bottom 20% own less than USD 248. The economic inequality has increased this year. It is estimated that the top percentile own 50.8% of global household assets.

Interesting Facts & Figures


trillion USD global wealth in 2016


USD – 10% of all adults own more than that


USD – 1 billion adults globally own less than that


trillion USD global wealth by 2021

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