Date
18 December 2017
Hong Kong's super-rich have combined net worth of US$343 billion, according to a UBS global wealth survey. Photo: HKEJ
Hong Kong's super-rich have combined net worth of US$343 billion, according to a UBS global wealth survey. Photo: HKEJ

HK has 82 billionaires, 3rd in Asia: survey

Hong Kong is now home to 82 US-dollar billionaires, in increase of seven individuals compared to last year, putting the place in the third spot in Asia after mainland China and India, according to a survey released by UBS AG.

The total net worth of Hong Kong billionaires stands at US$343 billion, the survey showed.

Seventy-seven percent of the 82 billionaires, who have an average age of 64, are married, and 13 percent of them are female, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported.

Hong Kong ranked fourth in the world in terms of billionaire density, with 11.2 billionaires for every one million people.

Globally, 52 new individuals entered the super-rich club this year. Among them, 33 are from China, according to the report.

Asian billionaires recorded the highest growth in wealth, at 18.7 percent, this year.

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