Report: Asia Now Has More Billionaires than US
A new report finds that for the first time, Asian billionaires outnumber those in the United States.
The number of Asian billionaires rose by nearly one quarter in 2016 to 637, according to the report published by UBS Group AG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
UBS is a financial advisory company that serves wealthy people around the world. PricewaterhouseCoopers is an international company providing accounting and tax services.
The report counted 563 billionaires in America and 342 in Europe. It found that while the U.S. no longer has the most billionaires, it still has the most overall billionaire wealth. This is because more of the world's wealthiest individuals live in the United States.
The increase in Asia was due to a sharp rise in self-made billionaires. About 75 percent of new billionaires came from Asia's two biggest economies, China and India. China by far had the highest number of new billionaires, 67, while India added 16.
The combined wealth of Asian billionaires grew by almost a third in 2016 to $2 trillion, from $1.5 trillion in 2015.
The total wealth of U.S. billionaires rose to $2.8 trillion in 2016, compared to $2.4 trillion the previous year. Most of the increase in wealth came from technological innovation, followed by financial services and materials, according to the report.
If the current trend continues, the total wealth of Asian billionaires is expected to be higher than all U.S. billionaires in about four years.
Worldwide, the report said total billionaire wealth rose 17 percent in 2016 to $6 trillion. This was largely fueled by the increase in Asian billionaires. It also came from strong economic growth in materials, industrial production, financial services and technology.
In Europe, billionaire wealth remained largely unchanged from 2015 to 2016. Overall wealth grew just 5 percent to $1.3 trillion. Europe added 24 new billionaires in 2016, while 21 dropped off the list, a third of them due to death.
The report estimated that the 1,542 billionaires studied either owned or partly owned companies that employ at least 27.7 million people worldwide.
Billionaires in various countries are increasingly putting more of their money into philanthropy, art and sports. Many invested in major sports clubs, including soccer, baseball and basketball. "According to our analysis, more than 140 of the top sports clubs globally are owned by just 109 billionaires," the report said.
Overall, the average billionaire's age is 63. In America it is 67 years old, while the average in Asia is 59. Chinese billionaires averaged 55 years old. Among all billionaires, the report found those involved in technology were the youngest. On average, they became billionaires at age 47.
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据报告统计，美国有563位亿万富豪，而欧洲有342位 。报告还发现，虽然美国的亿万富豪数量不再居首，但是其亿万富翁总财富仍继续称冠 。这是因为财力最雄厚的富豪多数都生活在美国 。
亚洲富豪数量增长是由于白手起家的亿万富豪急速增长 。约75%的新增亿万富豪来自亚洲两个最大的经济体：中国和印度 。到目前为止，中国新增亿万富豪数量最多，达到了67位，而印度增加了16位 。
2016年，美国亿万富豪的总财富增至2.8万亿美元，而去年其财富总值为2.4万亿美元 。报告指出，大部分财富增长来自于技术创新行业，其次为金融服务和材料行业 。
报告指出，2016年全球亿万富豪的总财富增长了17%，达到6万亿美元 。这很大程度上得益于亚洲亿万富豪急速增长 。同时也包括材料、工业生产、金融服务和科技行业的经济增长 。
2015年到2016年，欧洲亿万富豪的财富基本维持不变 。他们的总财富只增长了5%，达到1.3万亿美元 。2016年，欧洲新增24位亿万富豪，不过有21位跌出该榜，其中7人因离世 。
各国的亿万富豪们逐渐加大对慈善、艺术和体育方面的投资 。许多富豪投资了足球、棒球和篮球等大型体育俱乐部 。报告中显示，“据我们分析，超过140家全球顶级运动俱乐部为109位亿万富豪的资产 。”
总体来看，亿万富豪们的平均年龄为63岁 。美国亿万富豪的平均年龄为67岁，而亚洲亿万富豪的平均年龄为59岁 。其中，中国亿万富豪平均年龄为55岁 。该报告还发现，在所有亿万富豪中，来自科技行业的亿万富豪最年轻 。平均而言，他们在47岁就成为亿万富豪 。