Suggested reading: World Wealth Report
This annual report examines the behavior of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) – those with over $1 million in investable assets. I believe this report is skewed a bit because it is based on survey data of Merrill Lynch clients around the world. Even so, it offers interesting information.
Among the most substantial findings is that business ownership is estimated to be the leading source of wealth among HNWIs globally. This is contained in the 2006 WWR.