Nicolas Rapp

Financial wealth is concentrated in some surprising places.

By Nicolas Rapp and Brian O'Keefe
July 26, 2017
July 26, 2017

The rich continue to get richer—and at a faster rate. Global private financial wealth increased by 5.3% to $166.5 trillion last year, according to the Boston Consulting Group. That compares with a 4.4% gain the year before. And by the end of 2021, the growth rate globally is projected to be 6%. Some 45% of that $166.5 trillion is held by 18 million millionaire households worldwide. The number of such households in Asia is growing fast. Financial wealth in the Asia-Pacific region increased by 9.5% last year, according to BCG. But the U.S. still has the largest share of wealth among countries, with more than 7 million millionaire households vs. 2.1 million in China. To see where wealth is concentrated in the U.S., we plotted data from Phoenix Marketing International showing households with more than $5 million in assets by urban area.

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A version of this article appears in the Aug. 1, 2017 issue of Fortune with the headline “Cities of Gold.”

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