The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many economic changes in the world. Some sectors came to the brink of going bankrupt, while others were more active than ever. Of course, these changes were reflected in our country. Investors and entrepreneurs in our country will have made good use of the pandemic that Turkey’s number of millionaires has increased substantially.
The number of millionaires in our country, Has increased by 35% since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of citizens who are in the millionaire class in the 1-year period when most of the low and middle-income citizens have difficulty in making ends Increased to 332 thousand 94.
85 thousand 958 people became millionaires in the pandemic
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The COVID-19 pandemic, which affected the whole world, including our country, in 2020, deeply shook the world economy in the first period. Millions of citizens in Turkey have become unable to work, thus unable to make a living. Although this situation still continues in different dimensions, according to the data, the pandemic was not that bad for everyone. Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency’s According to data, the number of millionaires in Turkey since the beginning of the pandemic 85 thousand 958 people increased.
The number of citizens with at least 1 million lira in their account While it was 246 thousand 136 in March 2020 This number reached 332 thousand 94 in the same period of 2021. The total wealth of the millionaires increased by 552 billion lira. It increased to 2 trillion 99 billion 361 liras. The ratio of the income of the 20% richest part of Turkey to the income of the poorest 20% is currently 7.8. Approximately 17 million people are trying to survive with the social assistance they receive. On the other hand, the number of millionaires and wealth of the country are increasing rapidly.