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11 Greek billionaires among the richest people on the planet

16 August 2015 / 14:08:14  GRReporter
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Private wealth on the planet has increased to the amount of $164 trillion according to the list of Wealth-X, a specialized company that collects information on behalf of the largest banks in the world. The list includes 11 Greek billionaires and 565 people with movable property worth over $30 million.

8.6% of the world's population is controlling 85.3% of global wealth whereas 69.8% of the population is holding just 2.9% of the wealth.

The lists of Swiss banks and the specialized companies that collect data on the richest people in the world (holding assets worth over $30 million) include 576 Greeks in total who are holding a total of $88 billion.

Wealth-X list contains 11 Greek billionaires with a total property of $18 billion and 565 Greeks holding a total of $70 billion. By comparison, the same list in 2013 included 9 Greek billionaires with assets worth $16 billion.

The number of ordinary millionaires in Greece is 34,723 according to the Swiss company Julius Baer.

According to Wealth-X, there are 211,275 millionaires in the world today with personal property worth over $30 million. It is estimated that their number will exceed 260,000 over the next five years. 1% of people on this list are billionaires and their number in 2014 was 2,325. It is expected that it will reach 2,508 in 2015 and exceed 3,800 over the next five years.

Countries with the highest number of billionaires

1. United States - 571
2. China - 190
3. UK - 130
4. Germany - 123
5. Russia - 114
6. India - 100
7. Switzerland - 86
8. Hong Kong - 82
9. Brazil - 61
10. Saudi Arabia - 57


38. Greece - 11

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