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The billionaire profile

86% of all billionaires are married and have, on average,

two children. Interestingly, 55% of billionaires are self-made

entrepreneurs, indicating that it usually takes more than

inheritance to achieve this status. And yet there is a new

wave of inter-generational wealth transfer happening from

baby boomers to their heirs – a fact which is having a big

impact on the state of luxury and yachting.

THE “TYPICAL” BILLIONAIRE

Source: Wealth-X

2015

2014

2013

Mean net worth ($US billion)

3.1

3.1

3.0

Mean liquidity ($US million)

690

600

540

Average age

63

63

62

55%

Number of the world’s

billionaires who are self-made

86%

Percentage of the world’s

billionaires are married

26.8%

25%

13.4%

6.9%

20.5%

6.2%

1%

BILLIONAIRE AGE DISTRIBUTION

Source: Wealth-X

45–54 55–64 65–74 75–84 > 85

35–44

<35

SELF-MADE

MEAN NET WORTH

$US 3.2b

INHERITANCE/SELF-MADE

MEAN NET WORTH

$US 2.95b

INHERITANCE

MEAN NET WORTH

$US 3.23b

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A REPORT BY

CAMPER & NICHOLSONS AND WEALTH-X