The $200 Trillion World: Who Owns All the Wealth?

The wealth of the world — from all the global stock markets, insurance funds, and families — comes out to about $200 trillion, according to the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report on investors in developing nations. Who owns all that?

Households, mostly. U.S. and Western European households own about one-quarter of the world’s financial assets, according the rather remarkable chart produced by the authors, which breaks down wealth by type and geography. Here is that chart:

And for those of you who prefer to compare big numbers visually, here is the right column broken down by percentages and organized as a pie graph.

And now with the numbers (all in trillions):


  1. #1 by financialcoachingforlife on December 21, 2011 - 5:51 pm

    Reblogged this on Financial Coaching for Life and commented:
    Interesting look at the worlds finances…

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