According to the Swiss bank Credit Suisse, one percent of the world’s richest people own 50.1% of the world’s wealth, moreover, by 2030 this figure could increase to 64%. At the same time, one percent of the world’s richest people also include crypto-currency billionaires, Bitcoinist writes.
No less interesting figures are contained in the forecasts of the British Parliament.
“After 2008, the condition of 1% of rich people increased by an average of 6% per year – much faster than the 3% growth in income of the remaining 99% of the world’s population. If this continues, the state of the richest 1% will be $ 305 trillion, compared with today’s $ 140 trillion, “the report of the British parliamentarians said.
The report of the House of Commons notes that the high rate of growth of savings among rich people is facilitated by their investments in business, stocks and other financial assets.
Given the increased popularity of crypto currency, it is logical to assume that this class of assets is also present in the list of interests of the richest inhabitants of the planet.
So, in January the BitInfoCharts website published information about the new millionaires that appeared as a result of the 2017 bitcoin boom.
“I do not know for sure, I believe that this figure varies between 20,000 and 200,000 people,” said BitInfoCharts spokesman.
This may mean that at least part of the state of 200,000 people who are among the world’s richest 1% of the world has been earned thanks to bitcoin. Considering that by 2030 the price for crypto currency can grow significantly, having increased both the wealth itself and the number of millionaires, it is quite possible that the owners of bitcoin will constitute a significant share in the percentage of people controlling two-thirds of the world’s wealth.
According to BitInfoCharts, a total of 424,407 BTC ($ 2.9 billion at the current exchange rate) are stored on the three largest today-bitcoin-purses (3D2oetdNuZUqQHPJmcMDDHYoqkyNVsFk9r, 16rCmCmbuWDhPjWTrpQGaU3EPdZF7MTdUk, 3Cbq7aT1tY8kMxWLbitaG7yT6bPbKChq64).
For comparison, the state of the world’s richest man, the founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos, is now estimated at $ 112 billion.
It should be noted that crypto-currency investments are beginning to attract already established oligarchs. So, bitcoin seriously interested the family of Rockefellers, billionaire George Soros and the crowned prince of Liechtenstein.