Global rich list: Indians one of the WEALTHIEST

A research company, TNS, has unveiled the results of the biggest global study into the attitudes and investment priorities of the affluent – painting a timely picture of wealth, post global recession.

Based on interviews with 12,000 people across 24 markets including China, Brazil and India, TNS’s Global Affluent Investor study shows that the growth of developing economic powerhouses is already starting to impact personal fortunes, among households with more than $100,000 investable assets.

Fundamental social shifts are unearthed when examining the demographics of the world’s affluent.

While they average 57 years old in North America and Northern Europe, this falls to the early 40s in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

While men are the primary decision makers among affluent households in India (80 per cent) and Central Europe (79 per cent), the balance is spread far more evenly in North America (45 per cent).

TNS’s findings also demonstrate regional contrasts in terms of what the affluent actually invest in.

While the Chinese, Indian and German affluent are keen investors in precious metals (cited by 35 per cent, 33 per cent and 23 per cent of respondents respectively), this falls to just three per cent in Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands, and two per cent in Denmark and Israel.

India

Affluent households: Three million

Incidence of affluent households: 1.25 per cent

NoteAffluent households defined as those with $100,000+ investable assets, except in Brazil where this figure is $40,000+

1. The United States

Affluent households: 31.4 million

Incidence of affluent households: 27 per cent

2. China

Affluent households: Three million

Incidence of affluent households: 0.75 per cent

3. The United Kingdom

Affluent households: 2.9 million

Incidence of affluent households: 11 per cent

4. France

Affluent households: 2.7 million

Incidence of affluent households: 10 per cent

5. Canada

Affluent households: 2.6 million

Incidence of affluent households: 20 per cent

6. Germany

Affluent households: 2.5 million

Incidence of affluent households: 7 per cent

7. Italy

Affluent households: 2.5 million

Incidence of affluent households: 10 per cent

8. The Netherlands

Affluent households: 850,000

Incidence of affluent households: 12 per cent

9. Spain

Affluent households: 800,000

Incidence of affluent households: 5 per cent

10. Belgium

Affluent households: 580,000

Incidence of affluent households: 13 per cent

11. Australia

Affluent households: 400,000

Incidence of affluent households: 5 per cent

12. Hong Kong

Affluent households: 350,000

Incidence of affluent households: 15 per cent

13. Sweden

Affluent households: 270,000

Incidence of affluent households: 7 per cent

14. Singapore

Affluent households: 230,000

Incidence of affluent households: 20 per cent

15. Norway

Affluent households: 230,000

Incidence of affluent households: 10 per cent

16. Israel

Affluent households: 200,000

Incidence of affluent households: 13 per cent

17. Denmark

Affluent households: 200,000

Incidence of affluent households: 8 per cent

18. Finland

Affluent households: 180,000

Incidence of affluent households: 7 per cent

19. Portugal

Affluent households: 160,000

Incidence of affluent households: 4 per cent

20. Luxemburg

Affluent households: 89,000

Incidence of affluent households: 29 per cent

21. The UAE

Affluent households: 35,000

Incidence of affluent households: 3 per cent

22. Brazil

Affluent households: Three million

Incidence of affluent households: 5 per cent

17 Oct 2011

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