On Thursday in New York, USA, stacks of 100 Dollar bills arranged for a photo, February 7, 2013. The US dollar rose in trading today to its highest level in nearly three weeks against a basket of major currencies Photographer: Scott Eells / Bloomberg via Getty Images
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The Middle East and North Africa region recorded an increase in billionaires by 24 percent last year, according to a study by the PwC and the Swiss bank UBS.
The companies said in their billionaires' insights report that the number billionaires in the region rose to 52 last year, while their total assets increased 15 percent to $ 165 billion.
Homemade billionaires made up 75 percent of the regional billionaire population of 68 percent in the United States and 80 percent in Asia Pacific
Globally, the assets of billionaires grew by 19 percent to $ 18.9 trillion, divided into 2,158 people.
The fastest-growing group were Chinese billionaires who sold their assets e expanded by 39 percent to $ 1.12 trillion.
However, the Americas region was still h In the past decade, Chinese billionaires have established some of the largest and most successful companies in the world, raising their standard of living, in the United States, by 12 percent to $ 3.1 trillion Dollars grew.
UBS Global Wealth Management chief of ultra-high-net-worth Josef Stadler said.
"We are experiencing a new wave of entrepreneurship worldwide, with billionaires at the forefront of innovation, creating jobs and wealth, but their effects are going beyond the economy, a new generation is emerging and they see a chance, some of them to address the greatest environmental and societal challenges that humanity faces. "