#Entrepreneurs — 23.11.2016

Spotlight on ambitions and investment mindset of Elite Entrepreneurs

The 2017 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report focuses on the most successful wealth creators: Elite Entrepreneurs holding a net worth of USD14.9 million on average.

The 2017 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report is one of the largest international surveys ever polling almost 2,650 multimillionaire entrepreneurs in 21 countries handling a total wealth of USD 40 billion.

Key Findings

  •  The Elite Entrepreneur has created 3.5 companies on average.

  • Their top 5 markets for entrepreneurial opportunity are USA, China, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.

  • 71% of the Elite Entrepreneurs have a history of family activity in business ownership. This trend is much more pronounced among entrepreneurs under the age of 35 years – the Millennipreneurs.

  • TOP 3 industries for wealth creation are: IT, Online/mobile/digital, Manufacturing.

The 2017 Elite Entrepreneurs manage many companies and are a strong contributor to the global economy. While typically maintaining 50% to 65% of their business focus in the market of their primary business, their business footprint is increasingly globalized.”

Sofia Merlo

Co-CEO at BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Their investments are very diversified and balanced between different asset classes... They are keen on re-investing most of their wealth when the opportunity arises – nearly 71% of their current investment balance sheet. Close to 20% of their investments is placed either through private equity or angel funding.”

Vincent Lecomte

Co-CEO at BNP Paribas Wealth Management