Wealth Report 2021: These Countries Set For A Super Rich Population Boom
Indonesia's ultra rich to increase in number by 67% by 2025. The number of Indonesia’s ultra rich is expected to jump by 67 percent over the next four years, the highest increase in the world, according to a recent report.
The growth of the country’s ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs), or those with a net worth of more than US$30 million, is projected to be the highest in the world, substantially higher than the global and Asia averages of 27 percent and 44 percent, respectively, according to the Wealth Report by property consulting company Knight Frank.
According to Knight Frank's 2021 Wealth Report, the number of super wealthy individuals across the world increased despite the coronavirus pandemic. The global UHNWI population (individuals with a net worth of $30 million or more) grew 2.4 percent over the course of the last 12 months and it now stands at more than 520,000. Growth was strongest in Asia at 12 percent in the past year.
UHNWI populations are expected to climb by another 27 percent until 2025. The Americas are expected to remain home to the most UHNWI globally: 38 percent - or 254,000 individuals by 2025, mostly concentrated in the United States. But strong growth in Asia will see the APAC region catch up in the coming five year. At 25 percent - or approximately 169,000 UHNWI - by 2025, the region is expected to be home to almost as many UHNWI as Europe (28 percent/186,000 UHNWI). The biggest growth countries in Asia (and the world) will be Indonesia and India, which will increase the size of their UHNWI populations by more than 67 and 63 percent, respectively.
Even though it is home to the most super rich individuals by far, the U.S. is not expected to grow its UHNWI population this fast over the coming five years. Growth between 2020 and 2025 is forecast to be 24 percent. The fastest growers in Europe - Poland and Sweden - were still growing their UHNWI populations by around 60 percent, while the top country for UHNWI growth in Africa - Zambia - accomplishes 40 percent.