Eye-popping figures from the newly-released Hurun Wealth Report 2012:
Chinese individuals with more than RMB 10 million (equivalent to US$1.6 million) broke through the one million mark for the first time, reaching a record 1,020,000 individuals, an increase of 6.3% over the previous year. Furthermore, China is home to 63,500 super-rich, defined as individuals with RMB 100 million (equivalent to US$16 million), an increase of 5.8% from that of last year. At present, for every 1300 persons in China, there exists one millionaire. As of the end of 2010, there were 960,000 millionaires and 60,000 super-rich, whilst the end of 2009 recorded 875,000 millionaires and 55,000 super-rich.
More interesting demographics and insights into the lifestyles of the rich and famous here.