India Beats France & Australia, Becomes The 6th Wealthiest Nation

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New Delhi: India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of $8,230 billion, while the U.S. is the richest nation globally, says a report.

According to a report by New World Wealth, the US is the wealthiest country with total wealth of $64,584 billion, followed by China ($24,803 billion) and Japan ($19,522 billion). Total wealth refers to the private wealth held by all the individuals living in each country/city. It includes all their assets (property, cash, equities, business interests) less any liabilities. The report, however, excludes government funds from its figures.

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As per the AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review, the U.S. is the wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of $62,584 billion, followed by China ($24,803 billion) at the second place and Japan ($19,522 billion) at the third place.

“Total wealth” refers to the private wealth held by all the individuals living in each country. It includes all their assets (property, cash, equities, business interests) less any liabilities. We exclude government funds from our figures. Larger countries have an advantage due to higher populations.

Other countries in the top 10 wealthiest list includes the UK ($9,919 billion), Germany ($9,660 billion), India ($8,230 billion), Australia ($6,142 billion), Canada ($6,393 billion), France ($6,649 billion) and Italy ($4,276 billion).

Factors that will help in wealth creation in India include large number of entrepreneurs, good educational system, robust outlook for information technology, business process outsourcing, real estate, healthcare and media sectors which will result in a 200 percent rise 10-year wealth growth forecast, according to the report.

In the coming decade, China is expected to witness a significant rise in total wealth to $69,449 billion by 2027, while wealth of the U.S. would be around $75,101 billion.

Globally, the total private wealth held worldwide amounts to around $215 trillion and there are around 15.2 million high net-worth individuals in the world, each with net assets of $1 million or more.

There are about 5,84,000 multi-millionaires in the world, each with net assets of $10 million or more and 2,252 billionaires in the world, each with net assets of $1 billion or more, the report added.

Over the next 10 years, Australia is expected to overtake Canada and gain significant ground on Germany and the U.K. While, India will overtake Germany and the U.K. to become the fourth largest wealth market worldwide by 2027.

Global wealth is expected to rise by 50 percent over the next decade, reaching $321 trillion by 2027. The fastest growing wealth markets are expected to be Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam, China and Mauritius, the report said.

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