By the end of 2020, despite the raging COVID-19 pandemic, wealthy people around the planet have increased their fortunes even more. At the same time, Russia was among the world leaders in the unfair distribution of wealth.
The international consulting company Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a member of the “Big Three Management Consulting” (together with McKinsey and Bain & Company), has presented an annual report on global well-being (document is available from RBC). BCG analysts calculated that 500% of all financial assets of Russians are concentrated in the hands of 40 "super-rich" citizens, which is equivalent to $ 640 billion. the world average (100%).
According to Credit Suisse, in 2020, 1% of Russians owned 57% of Russia's total financial wealth, which was called an "outstanding achievement" as the global average is 44%. Moreover, HSE experts said back in 2019 that Russia had left virtually all developed countries far behind, with the exception of the United States, in terms of the uneven redistribution of wealth.