June 24, 2022

Capital Taking Flight


Capital Taking Flight
A luxurious way to flee. Wikimedia Commons

On June 13, 2022, UK-based consultancy Henley & Partners has estimated that 15 percent of Russian millionaires will emigrate from the country by the end of 2022.

Approximately 15,000 millionaires have made the decision to flee Russia because of Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. This capital flight could have dire consequences for Russia's economy, as all those individuals' assets, business expertise, and education leave the Russian market.

The research report presented by Henley & Partners was completed by New World Health. The company’s research head, Andrew Amoils, said that the predicted wealth migration is extremely significant. Throughout history, he said, countries have crumbled following the vast migration of their wealthy citizens.

The invasion of Ukraine has also affected the wealth of Ukraine itself. The report predicts that, approximately 2,800 millionaires, 42 percent of the estimated total, will flee the country by the end of 2022.

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