How the wealth of billionaires has quadrupled

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This chart from Caroline Freund's presentation (based on her new book) shows:

  • In both advanced and emerging markets, billionaires have recovered from the Great Recession.
  • Taking the global total, the their wealth can be expected to have quintupled by 2015-16.
  • The growth of extreme wealth in emerging markets is a recent phenomenon.

Source: Freund and Oliver

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