UBS/PwC Billionaires report: The changing faces of billionaires

UBS/PwC Billionaires report reveals female billionaires outpace males


UBS Group AG and PwC have launched their joint deep dive report, The changing faces of billionaires”, which explores the role of women in building lasting financial legacies and how wealth is preserved across multiple generations.

The report’s findings, which build upon UBS/PwC’s 2015 Billionaires Report released last May, “Master architects of great wealth and lasting legacies”, revealed that the number of female billionaires is growing faster than the number of their male counterparts. Women have been controlling greater average wealth than men and becoming more influential in family businesses, philanthropic enterprises and governance. The report also highlights the fleeting nature of great wealth, finding that only 126 billionaires or 44% of the class of 1995 are billionaires today. It underscores the strategies these prevailing billionaires have employed to build and preserve lasting legacies.

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Marcel Widrig

Marcel Widrig

Dr. Marcel Widrig
Leader Private Wealth Services Switzerland
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Marcel Widrig has over 20 years of experience with PwC, is partner and heading the private clients team in Switzerland. He focuses on international structuring of entrepreneurs with their enterprises and family offices, top managers and private individuals with complex wealth structures.