Sports And Charity Top Pursuits of the Wealthy
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Sports And Charity Top Pursuits of the Wealthy

Ever wondered what preoccupies the wealthy? This report has the answer.

By Fang Block
Fri, May 28, 2021Grey Clock < 1 min

The world’s richest population are most passionate about philanthropy and sports outside of their pursuit of wealth, according to a Wealth-X report Thursday.

More than one-fifth of the wealthiest individuals, those with a net worth of more than US$5 million, cites philanthropy and sports as their top interests, followed by public speaking, the outdoors, technology, education, and travel, according to the report, Interests, Passions and Hobbies of the Wealthy 2021.

Writing, politics, and art round up the top 10, according to Wealth-X, a global information and insight provider on the wealthy.

Interest in philanthropy increases in line with the wealth level. While 40.4% of those with a net worth of more US$100 million choose philanthropy as their top interest, 22% of those with a net worth between US$5 million and US$ 10 million do so, according to the report.

For the ultra-high-net-worth population, those with a net worth of more than US$30 million, there is a marked difference between women and men. Nearly 47.8% of ultra-wealthy women engage in philanthropy as their top pursuit, compared to 31.1% of men, making philanthropy the second-most popular interest among them, according to the report.

Millennial interests differ significantly from those of the general wealthy population, with the top 10 including travel, music, food, and animals, according to the report.

Reprinted by permission of Penta. Copyright 2021 Dow Jones & Company. Inc. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Original date of publication:  May 27, 2021.

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