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Ranks of World's Wealthiest Thin Most Since the Financial Crisis

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The number of people with $30 million or more in net assets fell 3 percent last year, the biggest annual decline since the financial crisis, as the collapse in commodity prices fueled stock market volatility and slowed economic growth.

There were about 187,500 ultra high-net-worth individuals at the end of 2015, compared with about 193,100 a year earlier, according to data provided by researcher New World Wealth for the Knight Frank Wealth Report.