It seems that the crisis hardly has any impact on the rich. On a global scale, the number of dollar millionaires peaked in 2011, climbing from 10.8 million to 11.0 million people who have a fortune of at least a million dollars, not taking into account the value of their home residence.
Global figures show a rise of 0.8 percent, but in Belgium the number of dollar millionaires saw a 1.7 percent increase, climbing from 75,600 to 77,000. This puts Belgium well above the global average. According to estimations, some 1 percent of the Belgian millionaires or 770 people have a fortune of at least 30 million dollars, which puts them in the category of "super rich".