Billionaires have driven almost 80% of breakthrough innovations

PwC-UBS billionaire report 2018

A new cohort of Chinese entrepreneurs is challenging Silicon Valley, amid rising tensions over trade and intellectual property. With 50 unicorns produced in China and 62 in the US, the Chinese are proving restless innovators and disruptors.

Billionaires have driven almost 80% of the 40 main breakthrough innovations over the last 40 years. Approximately 70% are technology-related and 80% of the companies behind them are based in the Americas, with 20% in APAC.



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