Imagine having breakfast with an explorer and documentalist who turns out to be Jacques Cousteau's granddaughter. Or listen to a conference aboard the Nobel Prize in Physics Shuji Nakamura. Imagine waking up one day on an exotic island and the other in one of the great capitals of the world. Imagine owning a floating apartment worth between 1.2 and 7.5 million dollars.
The ranks of millionaires expanded by 12% in 2010, to about 12.5 million, led by Singapore, as gains in financial markets lifted global wealth for a second straight year, the Boston Consulting Group said.