The Covid-19 pandemic has rocked the global economy. Its social consequences – job losses, informal employees deprived of aid, worsening poverty gaps between the sexes, etc. – are generally catastrophic. But, as evidenced by the Credit Suisse Global wealth report, which has just been published, some are doing quite well: in 2020, the number of millionaires in dollars (it “suffices” of 837,595 euros to be) increased by 5.2 million to reach 56.1 million at the end of the year.
The more fortunate would have benefited not only from the surge in the prices of stocks and real estate, but also from the plans of the States to face the crisis caused by the Covid-19. Aid, however, not intended, a priori, to widen the gap between the rich and the poor. “The increase in wealth inequality was probably not caused by the pandemic itself, nor by its direct economic effects, but rather by the measures taken to mitigate its impact, mainly the fall in interest rates. “, note the authors of the study.
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Almost one in three new millionaires is American. The United States (21.95 million people, 1.73 million more than in 2019) largely dominates the ranking of the countries that have the most. France registers 309,000 new millionaires in 2020, for a total of 2.47 million varnishes – some French people have, however, been able to become millionaires in dollars without their fortunes growing, the euro having risen against the USD Last year.
However, their number is constantly increasing over time. In 2000, the Hexagon recorded only 900,000. The authors of the Global wealth report predict that in 2025, the number of millionaires in the world will have further increased by 50% to reach 84 million individuals.
Here are the 10 states that are home to the most dollar millionaires to date:
10. Spain – 1.15 million millionaires
9. Italy – 1,48 million
8. Canada — 1,68 million
7. Australia – 1.81 million
6. France – 2.47 million
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5. United Kingdom – 2.49 million
4. Germany – 2.95 million
3. Japan – 3.66 million
2. China – 5.28 million
1. United States – 21.95 million
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