The Top 5 European Countries with the Most Ultra-Rich

  Country UHNW Population Wealth Percent Change
(from 2013)
1 Germany 19,095 $2.5 trillion + 10.0%
2 United Kingdom 11,510 $1.4 trillion + 5.1%
3 Switzerland 6,635 $790 billion + 5.3%
4 France 4,750 $565 billion + 7.6%
5 Italy 2,295 $270 billion + 14.9%
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 Facts
  1. Manufacturing is the most common industry from which German UHNW individuals have made their wealth: 14% of Germany's UHNW population is involved in the manufacturing sector. (a.)
  2. On average, UHNW individuals in the United Kingdom are highly liquid, holding 30% of their net worth in cash, a higher percentage than even the United States, at 29% this year. (a.)
  3. The finance, banking and investment industry remains particularly important to Switzerland's ultra wealthy, with 31% having made their wealth in this sector. (a.)
  4. Italian UHNW individuals are particularly keen art collectors, with almost 30% of the population sharing an interest in fine art, antiques and collectibles. (a.)
  5. Italy, Spain and Greece all experienced growth rates above 10% in both UHNW population and wealth in 2014 while the UK and France experienced growth rates below the regional average. (a.)
Top 5 facts sources:
  1. a. Wealth-X: World Ultra Wealth Report 2013 - 2014.
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Sources:  Wealth-X: World Ultra Wealth Report 2013 - 2014

List Notes: Data is the top 5 European countries with the highest Ultra High Net Worth Individual (UHNW) population for the year 2014. Ultra High Net Worth Individuals are defined as persons with investable assets of at least US$30 million. Wealth is in U.S. dollars. Percent change is from the year 2013.
European Countries with the Most Ultra-Rich

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