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World’s Billionaires Now Worth $8 Trillion

World’s Billionaires Now Worth $8 Trillion

The world’s billionaires are now worth greater than the GDPs of Germany and France combined. In total, they are now worth $8 trillion. According to the latest Hurun Global Rich List, there are now 2,257 billionaires in the world, up 3% from last year.

“The world’s billionaires are now worth greater than the GDPs of Germany and France combined. In total, they are now worth $8 trillion.”

~ CNBC

Their combined fortunes have increased by 16% over 2016, equivalent to 11% of the world’s annual GDP. Their total wealth is also larger than each country’s individual GDP, other than US and China. According to the report, two-thirds are self made and one-third is inherited.

Related Reports: Hurun Report, CNBC

 


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