The UBS/PwC 2015 Billionaire Report sheds new light on the story of great wealth – how it’s created, preserved and how it breeds philanthropy.
The report looks back over the latter half of what is called a second ‘Gilded Age’ and found that 917 self-made billionaires have created fortunes of more than US$3.6 trillion in this period. Along the way, they have driven the development of the internet and its ecosystems, perhaps the greatest innovation of our time, led Asia’s consumer products revolution, and developed Asia’s factories, infrastructure and real estate. They have also set up some of the hedge and private equity funds that have revolutionized finance.
The report is one of the most comprehensive studies of this historic era of wealth generation. It analyses data covering more than 1,300 billionaires, looking back 19 years. The data surveys the 14 largest billionaire markets, which account for 75% of global billionaire wealth. Additionally, face-to-face interviews with more than 30 billionaires were conducted.
Download report here: UBS/PwC 2015 Billionaire Report