A report by the UBS and PwC, covering more than 2,000 billionaires who represented about 98% of the cohort's total wealth, found that billionaire wealth increased by more than a quarter (27.5%) at the peak of the crisis from April to July at $ 10.2 trillion in July.

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The world's billionaires increased their wealth by 27.5% at the height of the crisis of April 7 and July 31. The highest amount of money ever owned by the richest in the world. Billionaires in the technology, healthcare and industrial sectors saw their wealth increase by 36% – 44%, the report found.

Josef Stadler, the head of UBS's Global Family Office, said research from UBS showed that 209 billionaires publicly made a total of $ 7.2 billion to help fight the pandemic. The number of billionaires has also risen from 2,158 to 2,189 since 2017, according to the report Billionaires Insights.

"Our research identified 209 billionaires who pledged a total equivalent of $ 7.2 billion from March to June 2020," the report said. . "They have responded quickly, in a manner akin to disaster relief, by providing unlimited grants so that beneficiaries can decide how best to manage funds."

The Asia-Pacific region had the highest number of billionaires (831), with half of them from China, the world's second largest billionaire group. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the total number of Chinese billionaires has risen to a record 415, including 145 newcomers, the highest worldwide in 2020.

Growth of the top ten markets according to billionaire wealth 2009 – 2020 [19659008] Market Wealth 2009 Wealth 2019 Wealth 2020 Growth China $ 134.9 $ 1,190.1 $ 1,680.9 + 1146% France $ 82.2 $ 304.3 $ 442.9 + 439% Canada $ 52.8 $ 144 $ 178.5 + 238% Hong Kong $ 115.6 $ 311.5 [19659016] $ 356.1 + 208% Germany $ 216.1 $ 447.0 $ 594.9 + 175% US $ 1,338.7 $ 2,958.2 $ 3,608.6 + 170% UK $ 76.7 $ 159.8 $ 205.9 + 168% [19659047] Brazil $ 88.6 $ 127.1 $ 176.1 + 99% India [19659014] $ 222.1 $ 312.6 [19659016] $ 422.9 + 90% Russia $ 260.2 $ 388.9 $ 467.6 + 80%


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