Sunday, January 27, 2013

More Millionaires and Less Happiness in China

As Chinese millionaires rise, happiness falls

Hong Kong (CNN) -- It's not easy being rich. At least that's what new findings suggest from "The Millionaires Happiness Report" released by the Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute.
"In general, the report shows that the richer you are, the less happy you are, " the report authors said.
According to the inaugural report which surveyed 551 Mainland Chinese with a net worth of over 10 million yuan ($1.6 million), the average millionaire in China sleeps only 6.6 hours during the working week.
Chinese millionaires are dissatisfied with their health and are looking to prioritize spending more time with their family, the report said. The "self-made" female super-rich, who were 37 years old on average, are more likely to be unmarried with 35% of the respondents being either divorced or having remained single. The figure is almost twice that of the men surveyed.
The average age of all Chinese millionaires surveyed was 38 years old, rising to 40 among the "super-rich" -- those with net wealth of $16 million.
The lack of satisfaction for China's nouveau riche appears to be growing. Hurun Report, a magazine best known for its ranking of the wealthiest individuals in China, surveyed 1, 000 super-rich Chinese in 2011 found that 55% of the respondents either in the process of leaving China or seriously considering it.
"What we are seeing is a sense of insecurity or, perhaps you want to look at it from another side, looking for a sense of insurance policy, " said Rupert Hoogewerf, publisher of Hurun Report, told CNN in November. "So they are beginning to quite actively try and get a green card in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Singapore."


    香港(CNN) ——成为富人并不容易。至少这是由位于上海的胡润研究院发布的“百万富豪幸福感报告”中阐明的新发现。
    “我们看到的是一种不安的氛围,或者,你可以从另一个角度看,这是寻找一种保险的政策的氛围,”胡润百富的出版商Rupert Hoogewerf在11月告诉CNN。“所以,他们开始非常积极地尝试获得美国、加拿大、澳大利亚和新加坡的绿卡。”

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