The number of dollar billionaires in the world rose to 825 2, which was a record figure.
This is evidenced by the results of the research company Wealth-X.
So, for 2019 and the first half of 2020 in Asia there are more new billionaires than any other region of the world. Their combined wealth rose to $ 2.4 trillion.
In this way, Asia took the second place (342 people) after the United States — counted 788 billionaires.
In one only new York, there are 113 billionaires with a fortune of $1 billion.
According to the demographics of the so-called Census of billionaires, serani age of male billionaires (88%) of 66 years.
Only 12% of the list are women, and billionaires under the age of 50 years, less than 10%.
More than half (58%) are self-made (self made) billionaires: they did not inherit their wealth, and earned their own.
The coronavirus has affected the welfare of dozens of billionaires, in particular, it concerns the defense, financial and defense industries. Improvement of financial indices were recorded in the areas of insurance and health care.
More than 10% of billionaires donated funds to fight the pandemic Covid-19.
Source: Wealth-X, CNBC