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  • Approximately 40% of the world population has an internet connection today
  • There is approximately 2 billion active social media users worldwide
  • Asia-Pacific and Europe account for 68% of the world’s online audience
  • An estimated 67% of B2B companies and 41% of B2C companies have acquired a customer through online networking
  • Nearly all (98-99%) affluent customers use the internet on a daily basis
  • North America is home to the largest amount of HNWI’s in the world (expected to have 30% of the world’s HNWI’s in 2022) and is a sustainable driver of luxury growth in the coming years
  • Approximately 90% of consumers conduct online research prior to purchasing a property
  • There are approximately 2.9 billion global internet users as of 2014
  • At approximately $15.68 trillion, the U.S. has the largest economy in the world
  • By 2016, more than half of the dollars spent in U.S. retail will be influenced by the web
  • Up to 93% of Canadians go online for product information
  • Australia has the second highest smartphone usage by population density, second only to Singapore
  • Just over 70% of Australian internet users have read other consumers’ opinions and discussions about brands online and 59% watch online videos to help inform their purchase choices
  • Up to 70% of luxury buyers look for information from either a website or an app along their path to purchase
  • The population of global millionaires included 128,300 ultra-high-net-worth while only 0.9 percent of the wealthy population, holds 34.6 percent of the group’s combined wealth
  • The number of millionaires worldwide last year grew by approximately 2 million people and their average net-worth increased by nearly 14 percent, due to rising stock markets and improving economies
  • The number of high net-worth individuals, who have $1 million or more to invest, rose 15 percent to 13.7 million last year and their combined wealth rose to $52.62 trillion
  • The growing economy, rising disposable income and changing demographics is working in favor of emerging nations like China and India
  • Qatar had the highest density of millionaires—175 out of every 1,000 households in Qatar are millionaires. Switzerland ranked second in millionaire density (127 per 1,000 households) followed by Singapore (with 100 for every 1,000 households)
  • Australia’s residents are among the wealthiest in the world and enjoy a high standard of living; the nation is ranked second globally, behind Norway, on the UN’s 2011 Human Development Index
  • The USA is home to the ‘Fortune 500′, houses 133 corporations out of Fortune’s ‘Global 500′, and boasts more billionaires and millionaires than any other country
  • The UK is a high income country with one of the largest economies in the world
  • Africa is the fastest-growing mobile market globally and will account for the sale of 738 million handsets by the end of 2012 according to GSMA
  • The luxury car segment is the most dynamic and major contributor of revenue in luxury goods market. The demand for luxury automobiles in developing countries such as India, China and Brazil is over compensating the declining market in European nations
  • The long term economic potential of the ‘BRIC’ countries, and other emerging markets, remains solid and is expected to drive positive performance of the global economy over 2015-2017