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Why Are The World’s Ultra Rich Investing In Real Estate?

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Investing in Real EstateA recent article in the Sacramento Bee shares some insight into the world’s “Ultra Rich” and their investment portfolios.

The article shows a steady progression of ultra rich investors moving away from stocks and bonds, and focus more on investing in Real Estate. Privately owned real estate now makes up about 20% of the wealthy investors portfolios. The graph below gives a breakdown of where the “global regions” are investing their wealth.

 

UHNWIsby world region% of total world private wealthTotal private wealth US$bn% of wealth held in real estateReal estate wealth by region US$bn
Europe28%$7,67531%$2,391
Asia24%$6,59027%$1,800
Middle East3%$88026%$231
Oceania2%$48516%$79
Africa1%$35010%$37
Latin America8%$2,1107%$157
North America35%$9,6807%$633
World Total100%$27,77019%$5,328

So what do you think? Are the world’s wealthiest on to something? Is now the time to point your portfolio in the “Real Estate” Direction? ')}