Monday 17, June 2013 by Robin AmlĂ´t

Route to prosperity has never been faster, say Middle East’s wealthy

High net worth individuals in the Middle East are more confident about the increasing speed of wealth creation than those in any other market, the latest report in the Barclays Wealth Insights series reveals. Over half (60 per cent) of respondents in the Middle East agreed that wealth can be created faster today than in the past, in comparison to 43 per cent in Europe and 31 per cent in North America. Interestingly, over half (54 per cent) of Middle Eastern respondents stated that personal investments have contributed largely to their overall wealth portfolio, compared to other sources of income such as inheritance at 49 per cent.

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