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India among top 10 in total individual wealth globally

New Delhi: India is among the top 10 nations in terms of total private wealth held, but at the bottom in terms of per capita riches, says a report.

According to the report by New World Wealth, India’s total individual wealth stood at USD 3,492 billion, while the United States, which topped the list, had a total individual wealth of USD 48,734 billion.

Total individual wealth refers to the private wealth held by all the individuals in each country, including all property, cash, equities and business interests.

Others in the top 10 in terms of total individual wealth include, China at the second place with USD 17,254 billion, Japan (USD 15,230 billion), Germany (USD 9,358 billion), United Kingdom (USD 9,240 billion), France (USD 8,722 billion), Italy (USD 7,308 billion), Canada (USD 4,796 billion), Australia (USD 4,497 billion) and India (USD 3,492 billion).

On per capita basis, India was last among the 20 countries, as the average wealth per person stood at USD 2,800, while that of Switzerland, which topped the ranking, stood at USD 285,100.

“As reflected, certain countries such as India and Indonesia, only make the W20 (wealthiest 20 countries in the world) due to their large populations. On a per capita basis, they are quite poor,” the report said.

It further noted that in terms of wealth growth since 2000, India fared much better. It was ranked 5th as its per capita wealth has grown from USD 900 in the year 2000 to USD 2,800 in 2015, registering a growth of 211 percent.

Other countries in the top five in terms of wealth growth include, Indonesia, which saw growth of 362 percent in wealth, China (341 percent), Russian Federation (253 percent) and Australia (248 percent).

New World Wealth provides information on global wealth sector, with a special focus on high growth market.