Kochi-based GMA powers Hurun Global Rich list, second time

Vinson Kurian Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on March 12, 2018

GyanMagnus Associates (GMA), a boutique law, tax and financial advisory based in Kochi, has done it a second time and on a bigger scale this year.

It provided back office research and data mining for Hurun Global Rich List 2013, an expanded and wider list of the global rich.


Hurun Report is a leading luxury and lifestyle magazine based in China. Last year, it had made official entry into India with an India Rich List.

The Hurun Global Rich List 2013 ranked 1,453 dollar billionaires in the world, Anas Rahman Junaid, Chairman and Chief Executive, GMA, told Business Line.

But it estimated that there are 4,000 dollar billionaires around the globe.

More are listed on China’s stock exchanges than US exchanges (212 individuals compared with 211 in the US.)

This is the first time that Hurun Report has released a ranking of the dollar billionaires in the so-called ‘nine-zero club.’

This follows ranking last year of the ‘ten-zero club’, the 83 individuals with $10 billion, Junaid said.


“We have also been captioned in news page section of Hurun Report, acknowledging me and GyanMagnus Associates as the global research partner,” he added.

Highlights of the Hurun Global Rich List 2013 are:

# Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim held on to position of richest man on planet ($66 billion), followed by Warren Buffett of US ($58 billion).

# Zara founder Amancio Ortega (Spain) shot into top three with $23 billion rise in wealth to $55 billion. Microsoft founder Bill Gates slipped out of top three.

# Wealth of top 10 rises 22 per cent, at the rate of $ 250 million a day.

# Asia lead continents with 608 individuals; North America had 440 and Europe 324.

# The US and China dominated with 408 and 317. They led Russia (88), Germany (61) and India (53) by a huge margin.


# Moscow is the billionaire capital of World, followed by New York, Hong Kong, Beijing and London.

# Real estate, technology, media and telecom, investments and retail are most common sources of wealth. Chinese dominated in real estate.

# At least 32 billionaires counted luxury as their main sector, led by Bernard Arnault (France) of LVMH.

# Average age of billionaires is 63 years. Facebook founders Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz are youngest self-made billionaires at 28 and 29 years.

# At least 74 per cent is self-made. Most inherited belonged to the second generation. But 22 fell in the third generation or further down the line.


Published on March 04, 2013

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