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Road to Riches: Tracking the Journey of the Global Superwealthy

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Road to Riches: Tracking the Journey of the Global Superwealthy

How Rich is Rich?

While nearly 1 in 2 people on this planet have a net worth of less than $10,000, a select few are worth more than a million dollars. And an even more select group is worth a billion or more.

Composition of net worth around the world


- >$1 million - 29,000,000
- $100,000-$1 million - 344,000,000
- $10,000-$100,000 - 1,035,000,000
- <$10,000 - 3,184,000,000

Snapshot of Superwealth

Here is a look at the number of billionaires by region, including projections


- Country - 2011 - 2012 - 2022
- Africa - 25 - 35 - 75
- Asia - 496 - 543 - 1191
- Europe - 672 - 708 - 1115
- Latin America - 123 - 145 - 301
- Middle East - 128 - 140 - 203
- North America - 487 - 586 - 1146
- Australasia - 36 - 41 - 45

Growth of global billionaire population


- 2011 - 2012 - 2022
- 1967 - 2198 - 4076

Top 30 global cities by high net worth population ($30 million+), 2012


- New York - 7,580
- London - 6,015
- Tokyo - 5,440
- San Francisco - 4,590
- Los Angeles - 4,520
- Beijing - 2,285
- Mumbai - 2,105
- Hong Kong - 3,205
- Sao Paulo - 1,880
- Rio de Janeiro - 1,740
- Delhi - 1,945
- Mexico City - 2,585
- Osaka - 2,970
- Shanghai - 1,415
- Chicago - 2,615
- Paris - 2,860
- Houston - 2,295
- Washington DC - 2,395
- Dallas - 2,020
- Toronto - 1,765
- Zurich - 1,805
- Munich - 1,670
- Singapore - 1,345
- Sydney - 1,405
- Dusseldorf - 1,420
- Hamburg - 1,370
- Geneva - 1,360
- Melbourne - 1,150
- Frankfurt - 1,220
- Rome - 1,130

Luxury Locations

How many square feet does $1 million buy?


- In Monaco - 14
- In London - 19
- In Paris - 32
- In Moscow - 36
- In New York - 37
- In Sydney - 37
- In Beijing - 49
- In Miami - 57
- In Tokyo - 60
- In Mumbai - 75
- In Istanbul - 85
- In Sao Paolo - 114

Most expensive neighborhoods in the world


- Seventh Arrondissement, Paris, France
- Average home price: $1.2 million

- La Jolla, San Diego, California
- Average home price: $1.7 million

- TriBeCa, New York City
- Average home price: $1.76 million

- Shibuya Neighborhood, Tokyo, Japan
- Average home price: $1.8 million

- Sea Island, Georgia
- Average home price: $2.23 million

- Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
- Average home price: $3.5 million

- Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California
- Average home price: $4.5 million

- Belle Haven, Greenwich, Connecticut
- Average home price: $5 million

- Jupiter Island, Florida
- Average home price: $5.6 million

- Kensington Palace Gardens, London, England
- Average home price: $85 million

Most expensive residential buildings in the world


- One Hyde Park, London - $220 million
- One57, New York - $90 million
- Opus, Hong Kong - $56 million
- Absolute Tower, Mississauga, Canada - $3.1 million
- Aqua, Chicago - $1.1 million

SOURCES


- Knight Frank
- http://www.askmen.com/top_10/travel_top_ten_60/98b_travel_top_ten.html
- http://worth.com/index.php?option=com_listings&view=slideshow&id=12
- http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/overseas/gehry-s-opus-secures-second-record-hong-kong-apartment-price-in-three-months/2012111357824
- http://realestate.yourmoney.ca/2011/12/905-condo-on-the-market-for-32-million.html
- http://www.highrises.com/chicago/aqua-condos/


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