Billionaires Insights 2020

Riding the storm – How are billionaires navigating the storm? What can be learned from them?

Covid-19 hasn’t been the only development influencing our fates over the past year. But it’s certainly been the main factor, creating a storm bringing decades’ worth of change in a matter of months and profoundly impacting the global economy. The latest edition of Billionaires Insights from UBS and PwC suggests that the ultra-wealthy have been no exception.

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Billionaires, existing and newly minted, have been at the forefront of addressing the pandemic. Tech innovators have been driving new ways of living with the Covid-19 reality – accelerating the process as digital solutions at times become the only way. Billionaire philanthropists have donated unprecedented amounts to help tackle the disease and its consequences. Others are pursuing innovative approaches to investment that emphasise sustainability and corporate responsibility.

Explore this website and the Billionaires Insights report to find out more about the concerns and fates of billionaires and how they’re reflected in the wider world. We also invite you to take a look at PwC experts Marcel Tschanz and Patrick Akiki, who have further insights on billionaires and how to ride the storm.

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What’s to learn?

Billionaires might not have all the answers. But they do represent some of the most successful entrepreneurs on the planet. So for anyone – from individuals and nations to the global community − seeking to emerge from the current turmoil intact and even stronger, it’s imperative to take an analytical look at how billionaires are navigating the storm. Explore the report’s insights in four main areas and find out what the implications could be for you.

Wealth reaches new heights

Covid-19 has upset long-term plans, which have had to be reviewed to take account of incremental uncertainties.

Find out how to plan your succession to put your business in the hands of a new generation contributing new ideas and skills to make a better future.

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Wealth reaches new heights

Billionaires are smart risk-takers and business-oriented, long-term planners. So there are plenty of positive learnings from the way they’re creating and preserving their wealth.

Read more about the enduring attraction of real estate as a source and store of value.

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Wealth reaches new heights

Billionaires’ philanthropic activities seek impact. Today billionaires are pioneering new paths for change, refocusing their business strategies to make an impact across all activities.

Read more about how to invest for total impact – and how to measure and report on what you’re achieving.

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Wealth reaches new heights

Divergence in billionaire wealth reflects the way the technology elite is reinventing the way business is done.

Find out how individuals, businesses, nations and regions can harness technology for prosperity in a post-Covid-19 world.

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Dr. Marcel Tschanz

Dr. Marcel Tschanz

Partner Advisory, PwC Switzerland

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