The number of super-rich Russians jumped in the last year, with the country home to 536 ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) households each with at least $100 million. Russia is now fifth in the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study of the extremely wealthy.
Also the number of millionaire households increased 18.5 percent to 213,000.
Russian millionaires are getting richer at almost twice the pace of the middle class. In 2013 households with assets of at least $1 million increased their fortune by 25 percent, while others increased by just 14.5 percent.
Russian private financial wealth grew by 21.9 percent to $1.92 trillion, while the world increased by 14.6 percent to $152 trillion. The major share of income came from the stock market, with average profitability of 22.6 percent.
Put into global context, Russia is well behind the leaders of the BCG ranking.
By 2018 the US with 4,754 UHNW households will reach $54 trillion of private financial wealth remaining the world leader.
Russia’s strong 84 percent boost will still look weak as it will just reach $4 trillion. China will experience the same percentage growth as Russia, however in real terms the growth will be different – $40 trillion compared to $22 trillion in 2013. It would be the biggest increase in the list in terms of value.
In terms of growth rate India will show the highest rise, as the wealth of the richest households is forecast to grow 129 percent, to go up from $2 trillion to $5 trillion.
The most concentrated location for millionaires is Qatar were almost every sixth household very wealthy. It’s followed by Switzerland, where millionaires account for 12.7 percent of households, then come Singapore 10 percent, Hong Kong 9.6 percent, Kuwait 9 percent, Bahrain and the US 5.9 percen
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