Countries with most millionaires, 2013
HNW Millionaires in Brazil
> Ultra-high net worth population: 4,015
> 1-yr. change: -13.5%
> 2012 GDP per capita: $11,875
> 2012 population: 201 million
> 2012 GDP: $2.4 trillion
Brazil has more than 4,000 ultra-high net worth individuals, the most of any country in Latin America. However this number is down 13.5% from the year before, when there were more than 4,600. Brazil was also home to the single largest loss of personal wealth in the past year: Eike Batista, owner of the fast-failing holding company EBX, lost more than $20 billion. The country has suffered from currency depreciation in recent months, which has made imports more expensive and heightened concerns about inflation. In the past year, the real has fallen by roughly 11% versus the dollar. In addition to a record trade deficit and low GDP growth, Brazil has also experienced a recent wave of anti-government protests.