UBER-RICH ON THE RISE GLOBALLY
The wealth of the world’s richest and their numbers have continued to grow despite the shaky global economic recovery. Some 810 individuals have joined the ranks of the world’s billionaire club since 2009 and whose combined net worth has expanded to US$6.5 trillion by 2013; exceeding the GDP of every country in world, except the United States and China. Wealth-X, a Singapore headquartered ultra-high net worth (UHNW) intelligence provider, has teamed up with Swiss nancial services major UBS to produce the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2013. It is currently the only survey of its kind and encompasses statistics commentary on individuals with net worth of at least US$1 billion – based on region, country, gender and the sources of their wealth.