Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ha ! Thought so...

In Guambat's last post, he speculated that the increase in the numbers of US millionaires may have "something to do with the thinning ranks of billionaires".

That hunch seems to have been confirmed by Forbes:

The World's Billionaires
The richest people in the world have gotten poorer, just like the rest of us. This year the world's billionaires have an average net worth of $3 billion, down 23% in 12 months. The world now has 793 billionaires, down from 1,125 a year ago.

After slipping in recent years, the U.S. is regaining its dominance as a repository of wealth. Americans account for 44% of the money and 45% of the list's slots, up seven and three percentage points from last year, respectively.

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