0.9% of World’s Population Controls 39% of World’s Wealth

June 6, 2011 10:41 am

We had spotted a stat on the number of millionaires in the world some time back. Today we spotted this statistic on the millionaires of the world:

“The most important trend, however, is the global wealth distribution. According to the report, the world’s millionaires represent 0.9% of the world’s population but control 39% of the world’s wealth, up from 37% in 2009. Their wealth now totals $47.4 trillion in investible wealth, up from $41.8 trillion in 2009.”

Statistics Source: WSJ

We have written about the number of millionaires in the world earlier.

Remember, for this study, millionaires are defined as those with $1 million or more in investible assets, excluding homes, luxury goods and ownership in one’s own company.

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