Want to Be Ultra-Rich Fast? Move to Bangladesh

How to Get Rich Fast

I was expecting a comparatively quiet cabin when I boarded my Business Class Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Dhaka in November 2017. But to my surprise it was all full. What I did not understand then, I understand now after global ultra-rich research firm Wealth-X published their World Ultra Wealth Report 2018 report.

Contrary to popular belief, China is not the country producing ultra-high net worth (UHNW) population (those with $30+ million net worth) most. Bangladesh is the global leader and the fastest growing country in the world making people ultra-rich.

Here are the top 10 countries (growth rate) producing an ultra-rich population in the last 6 years (2012-2017):

Bangladesh (17.3%)

Chine (13.4%)

Vietnam (12.7%)

Kenya (11.7%)

India (10.7%)

Hong Kong (9.3%)

Ireland (9.1%)

Israel (8.6%)

Pakistan (8.4%)

United States (8.1%)

Courtesy: Wealth-X report

The ultra-high net worth (UHNW) population in Bangladesh posted a staggering 17.3% growth. The global UHNW number increased 12.9%. So China is not the global leader creating ultra-rich, that title goes to Bangladesh.

The top-ten list is different in terms of where the richest 595 UHNW population live:

US (79,595)

Japan (17,915)

China (16,875)

Germany (15,080)

Canada (10,840)

France (10,120)

Hong Kong (10,010)

United Kingdom (9,370)

Switzerland (6,400)

Italy (5,960)

Courtesy: Wealth-X report

So if you want to get rich fast, pack your bag and head to Bangladesh, which has been ranked as the fastest growing country in the world to become rich.