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Despite a gloomy economic scenario, there was room for wealth creation in 2012.

The number of people with $30 million or more in net assets (referred to throughout this report as HNWIs) rose by 5 per cent last year, or nearly 8,700, according to data by Wealth-X, a wealth intelligence firm.

The combined wealth held by HNWIs also grew by 2 per cent, or $566 billion, to just over $26 trillion in 2012.
Over the next 10 years, 95,000 people are forecast to break the $30 million wealth barrier – a cumulative 50% rise, which will take the total number of HNWIs across the globe to around 285,665.

The number of HNWIs in India is expected to more than double over the next 10 years, rising by 137 per cent in Mumbai alone.

This will give India - along with China and Japan - the highest number of HNWIs in Asia by 2022, says a Knight Frank report.

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New York, United States

Rank: 1

2012: 7,580

2022: 10,306

Change: 36%

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London, United Kingdom

Rank: 2

2012: 6,015

2022: 8,202

Change: 36%



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Tokyo, Japan

Rank: 3

2012: 5,440

2022: 6,763

Change: 24%



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San Francisco, United States

Rank: 4

2012: 4,590

2022: 6,665

Change: 45%

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Image: The Maltese Falcon, a clipper sailing luxury yacht owned by U.S. venture capitalist Tom Perkins, sails into San Francisco Bay.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters.
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Los Angeles, United States

Rank: 5

2012: 4,520

2022: 6,075

Change: 34%

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Beijing, China

Rank; 6

2012: 2,285

2022: 5,262

Change:130%

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Mumbai, India

Rank: 7

2012: 2,105

2022: 4,988

Change: 137%

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Hong Kong

Rank: 8

2012: 3,205

2022: 4,780

Change: 49%

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Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters.
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rank: 9

2012: 1,880

2022: 4,566

Change: 143%

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Photographs: Bruno Domingos/Reuters.
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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rank: 10

2012: 1,740

2022: 4,285

Change: 146%

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New Delhi, India

Rank: 11

2012: 1,945

2022: 4,278

Change: 120%

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Mexico City, Mexico

Rank: 12     

2012: 2,585

2022: 3,901

Change: 51%

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Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters.
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Osaka, Japan

Rank: 13

2012: 2,970

2022: 3,813

Change: 28%

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Shanghai, China

Rank: 14

2012: 1,415

2022: 3,704

Change:162%

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Chicago, United States

Rank: 15

2012: 2,615

2022: 3,689

Change: 41%

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Paris, France

Rank: 16

2012: 2,860

2022: 3,672

Change: 28%

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Houston, United States

Rank: 17

2012: 2,295

2022: 3,397

Change: 48%

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Washington DC, United States

Rank: 18

2012: 2,395

2022: 3,188

Change: 33%

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Dallas, United States

Rank: 19

2012: 2,020

2022: 2,927

Change: 45%

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Toronto, Canada

Rank: 20

2012: 1,765

2022: 2,367

Change: 34%

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Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters.
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Zurich, Switzerland

Rank: 21

2012: 1,805

2022: 2,333

Change: 29%

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Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters.
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Munich, Germany

Rank: 22

2012: 1,670

2022: 2,117

Change: 27%

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Singapore

Rank: 23

2012: 1,345

2022: 1,930

Change: 43%

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Photographs: Allison Ching/Reuters.
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Sydney, Australia

Rank: 24

2012: 1,405

2022: 1,925

Change: 37%

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Dusseldorf, Germany

Rank: 25

2012: 1,420

2022: 1,872

Change: 32%

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Hamburg, Germany

Rank: 26

2012: 1,370

2022: 1,788

Change:31%

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Geneva, Switzerland

Rank: 27

2012: 1,360

2022: 1,724

Change: 27%

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Melbourne, Australia

Rank: 28

2012: 1,150

2022: 1,621

Change: 41%

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Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters,
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Frankfurt, Germany

Rank: 29

2012: 1,220

2022: 1,562

Change: 28%

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Rome, Italy

Rank: 30

2012: 1,130

2022: 1,351

Change: 20%


 


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