The Wall Street Journal this morning is reporting on Wealth-X’s latest census of billionaires. The research firm says the number of billionaires in the world increased by 6.4% to 2,473:
Europe, the Middle East and Africa are still the regional group with the most billionaires (1,013) while the Americas come in second with 782 billionaires. The Asia-Pacific region is poised to take over the Americas, Mr. Barks says. With 678 billionaires, Asia-Pacific produced four times more billionaires than the Americas during 2015.