It’s been a good year for billionaires. But the fortunes for mere multi-millionaires haven’t been as bright.
The number of billionaires in the world grew 9.4 percent to 2,160 people over the past year, according to Wealth-X, the Singapore-based wealth research firm. Billionaires' combined wealth grew by $760 billion, to $6.2 trillion.
At the same time, the number of people worth $30 million or more grew by only 0.6 percent. There are now 187,380 people in the world worth $30 million or more. Their combined fortune fell 1.8 percent to $25.8 trillion. Hardest hit were those worth between $200 million and $500 million. (Read more: Salaries of the Wealthy Still Falling)