September 10, 2013
Being a billionaire isn’t so special anymore.
A new study from Wealth-X and UBS finds that the global population of billionaires has surged past 2,000. Their combined wealth totals $6.5 trillionâ€”more than the combined gross domestic product of France and Germany.
Previous estimates placed the world’s billionaire population at between 1,200 and 1,600.