Number of ultra high net worth individuals 2021, by region
Ultra high net worth individuals
Ultra high net worth individuals are people whose net assets, including the primary residence, amount to over 30 million U.S. dollars. In 2021, the highest concentration of such individuals was in North America, Europe and Asia, with the United States being the home to the largest number of UHNWIs. The highest number of billionaires, on the other hand, lived in Europe as of 2019.
The vast majority of global wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few people. Only one percent of global population owns assets worth more than one million U.S. dollars. The richest people all over the world are Elon Mask, Jeff Bezos, and Bernard Arnault. When it comes to women, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers led the ranking of the most affluent women worldwide, with net worth of 74.8 billion U.S. dollars. About 72 percent of ultra wealthy individuals admitted that their wealth was self-made.