Under the report, Vietnam would stand behind Nigeria (16.3%), Egypt (12.5%) and Bangladesh (11.4%).

According to Wealth-X, the world’s HNW population – individuals with a net worth of US$1 million-US$30 million – rose by 1.9% to 22.4 million, an increment below the rate of global economic growth. Their combined wealth also grew by 1.8% to US$61.3 trillion.

While most parts of the world witnessed an increase in the number of wealthy person, Latin America and the Caribbean saw the biggest decline in both HNW population and its wealth, followed by Africa.

North America contributed the largest number of wealthy people with nearly 9.2 million, or 40% of the world’s HNW population.

The top 10 countries accounted for 75.2% of the global HNW population and 73.8% of the total HNW wealth in 2018. The US claimed the top spot with 8.6 million, followed by China (1.8 million), Japan (1.6 million) and Germany (1 million).

Wealth-X uses a proprietary database of more than 540,000 records of HNW individuals across the globe to forecast global wealth growth in the next five years, factoring in the current asset value, projection on population growth and future investment opportunities.

In Wealth-X previous report, Vietnam is also included in the top three fastest growing ultra-high net worth (UHNW) countries in the 2012 – 2017 period, registering an annual growth rate of 12.7%.

The ultra-wealthy population is defined by having US$30 million or more in net worth.