14 percent increase in Swedish people declared millionaires as the world added 1 million millionaires
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
The number of millionaires in Sweden grew by 14 percent to 69,000
individuals. These are people who have seen their wealth grow last year
- both in Sweden and abroad.
In recent years the global wealth growth have stood quite still -
but when the consulting firm Cap Gemini counted how many people in 2012
had the equivalent of a million dollars in investable assets, shares
and money in the bank, it observed a very large change since 2009.
Global High net worth individuals (HNWI) saw their wealth increased by
10 percent in 2012 — led by the global recovery in the equity and real
estate markets — to a record high of $46.2 trillion, after falling 1.7
percent in 2011.
"What surprises us is that both wealth and the number of millionaires
in the world has increased by nearly ten percent," says Krister
Rydmark, director of financial services at Capgemini to Swedish
USA maintains its place as the home of the most millionaires, followed
by Japan and Germany. Here in Sweden, there are many millionaires and
the number has risen.
"Here they have increased by a whopping 14.3 percent to just over
69,000 people. It is primarily the Swedish stock market and stock
trends as well as the real estate sector that has driven it up
but to some extent also the strong Swedish Krona has helped.
According to Cap Germini's World Wealth Report,
which this year was published for the seventeenth consecutive year, the
world's millionaires last year were one million more. They now cover 12
million people with a combined wealth amounts to a staggering $ 46.2
trillion. Translated, this would mean approximately 80 Swedish gross
domestic products, according to analysts who spoke to Swedish
by Scancomark.com Team