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One percent holds 39 percent of global wealth

Posted By admin On June 1, 2011 @ 2:58 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
June 1, 2011

WASHINGTON — Around one percent of households have 39 percent of the globe’s wealth according to a study published Tuesday, pointing to increased inequalities in the wake of the global downturn.

The number of millionaire households across the globe increased 12 percent in 2010, according to The Boston Consulting Group report, increasing millionaires’ share of wealth from 37 percent in 2009.

Despite being at the epicenter of the global financial meltdown, the United States had by far the most millionaires last year, with 5,220 millionaire households, and increase of 1.3 percent from the previous year.

Japan was second with 1,530 and China third with 1,110.

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[4] 45 percent of world’s wealth destroyed: Blackstone CEO: http://www.prisonplanet.com/45-percent-of-worlds-wealth-destroyed-blackstone-ceo.html

[5] Top 1% Own 39% Of All Global Wealth: Hoarding Soars As We Hurtle Toward Economic Oblivion: http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-1-own-39-of-all-global-wealth-hoarding-soars-as-we-hurtle-toward-economic-oblivion.html

[6] Financial Crisis “Has Destroyed 40 Percent of World Wealth”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/financial-crisis-has-destroyed-40-percent-of-world-wealth.html

[7] A Detailed Look At Global Wealth Distribution: http://www.prisonplanet.com/a-detailed-look-at-global-wealth-distribution.html

[8] The One Percent: Gigantic Government + Gigantic Corporations = Massive Wealth Inequality: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-one-percent-gigantic-government-gigantic-corporations-massive-wealth-inequality-in-america.html

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