In 2012, another million individuals joined the elite group of earthlings who have $1 million or more in investable assets, according to the yearly World Wealth Report from Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management. The world now has nearly 10 percent more High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI — they get their own acronym) than it did in 2011. Here, a numerical look at the elite group:
The current world population of HNWIs
The net worth of all HNWIs combined in 2012: That’s greater than the combined GDP of the E.U., the U.S., China, and Japan.
The United States’ GDP
The rich are getting richer!