India 3rd in billionaire population, number of HNIs up 11 pc

India 3rd in billionaire population, number of HNIs up 11 pc

India 3rd in billionaire population, number of HNIs up 11 pc

The number of UHNWIs in India grew to 13,637 in 2021 from 12,287 in the previous year. Among key Indian cities, Bengaluru witnessed the highest growth in the number of UHNWIs at 17.1 per cent to 352, followed by Delhi (12.4 per cent, 210) and Mumbai (9 per cent, 1,596).

The number of ultra-high-net worth-individuals, having net assets of USD 30 million (about Rs 226 crore) or more, in India, increased 11 per cent last year on the back of buoyant equity markets and digital revolution, according to Knight Frank.

India also ranked third in billionaire population globally in 2021. The US is number one with 748 billionaires, followed by Chinese mainland at 554 billionaires and India with 145 billionaires.

In its latest edition of The Wealth Report 2022, property consultant Knight Frank said the number of ultra-high-net-worth-individuals (UHNWIs) globally increased by 9.3 per cent in 2021 to 6,10,569, from 5,58,828 in the previous year. “In India, the number of UHNWIs (net assets with USD 30 million or more) has grown by 11 per cent YoY (year-on-year) in 2021, the highest percentage growth in APAC,” Knight Frank said in a statement.

The number of UHNWIs in India grew to 13,637 in 2021 from 12,287 in the previous year. Among key Indian cities, Bengaluru witnessed the highest growth in the number of UHNWIs at 17.1 per cent to 352, followed by Delhi (12.4 per cent, 210) and Mumbai (9 per cent, 1,596).

The consultant has pegged the number of UHNWIs growing 39 per cent by 2026 to 19,006 from 13,637 in 2021. In 2016, the number of UHNWIs stood at 7,401. Knight Frank India Chairman and Managing Director Shishir Baijal said: “Equity markets and digital adoption have been the key factors driving the growth of UHNWIs in India. The growth in younger, self-made UHNWIs has been incredible in India and we foresee them to drive new investment themes and innovation.”

With a healthy growth in the UHNWI and billionaire population, he said India is expected to be one of the fastest growing countries amongst its global peers, further strengthening itself economically and emerging as a superpower in different sectors. As per the report, around 69 per cent of the super wealthy individuals in India are expected to witness an increase of over 10 per cent in their net worth in 2022.

“Asia continues to be the forerunner in the billionaires’ club contributing to 36 per cent of the total billionaires in the world in 2021. India has ranked 3rd in terms of billionaires’ population in 2021 following US and China,” the statement said. For the first time, Knight Frank has examined the size of the ‘next generation’ of the world’s UHNWI population and assesses what that could mean for the property markets.

 

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