China’s middle class has surpassed that of the United States to become the world’s largest, according to the 2015 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report.
With 109 million adults “this year, the Chinese middle class for the first time outnumbered” that in the United States at 92 million, the report states.
While the number of middle class worldwide grew last year at a slower pace than the wealthy, it “will continue to expand in emerging economies overall, with a lion’s share of that growth to occur in Asia,” Credit Suisse chief executive Tidjane Thiam said in a statement accompanying the annual report.
While Europe and the United States lead the globe when it comes to wealth, Thiam said “the growth of wealth in emerging markets has been most impressive, including a fivefold rise in China since the beginning of the century.”
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