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):