In an era of increasing globalization, the world is witnessing a significant surge in the demand for wealth migration programs. Individuals and families are increasingly seeking opportunities to move their assets across borders to secure their future.

Wealth migration is where affluent individuals and families move their assets and sometimes themselves across international borders and has significant implications for both the countries of departure and arrival. Countries receiving wealth through migration may experience economic growth, increased investment, and job creation.


Millionaire migration has risen by almost 116% from 2013 to 2019, according to data from Henley & Partners, and 2023 is projected to see a record 125,000 transnational millionaires moving to a new destination, compared to 84,000 in 2023

Wealth flows from developing nations to higher income developed nations can have a great impact on the departure and arrival countries. Millionaires transfer wealth from one country to another driven by geo-political uncertainties, wars, and other challenges influenced by several push and pull factors. As a result of which, Wealth migration programs offering citizenship and residency for investments are in prime demand, particularly in the real estate sector.

Migrating Millionaires  bring wealth, jobs, talent, buy luxury properties, make investments, taxes contributing towards greater economic prosperity.

What millionaires want?

High-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) often seek jurisdictions that offer favorable business environments, tax incentives, and investment prospects. Countries with robust financial systems, low tax rates, and a stable economic climate are attractive destinations for those looking to maximize their wealth. lifestyle preferences and the quality of life are significant factors influencing wealth migration.  A country’s stability play a crucial role in the decision-making process of wealthy individuals.

Super wealthy millionaires look closely for these key benefits in the destination country before bringing their wealth. Rich families put education for their children at World’s top universities first.

  • Proximity to Home
  • Warm weather with lots of sunshine
  • Nature, Beaches and Leisure
  • Prime Real Estate Market
  • Safety, Security, Freedom and Privacy
  • High Living standards.
  • Stable Economy and Currency
  • Ease of Doing Business (major trade hub with excellent flight connections)
  • Low Tax regime (no wealth, inheritance, gift or capital taxes)
  • International schools and top universities.
  • Sound Banking and Financial system  (to park wealth and assets)
  • Excellent healthcare system
  • English speaking country

Prime Wealth Destinations

For most a decade these countries have known to attract thousands of mega millionaires.

1. United States

2. Australia

3. United Arab Emirates

4. Singapore

5. Switzerland

Tax havens such as the Cayman Islands, Monaco, and Switzerland have also traditionally attracted the transnational wealthy. Singapore and Australia extremely popular with Chinese millionaires.  Wealth drain observed in China, India, Russia, UK and Africa. Since Brexit vote, UK has failed to attract wealthy millionaires causing a wealth drain.

Wealth Migration Programs

Wealthy individuals have bought property in new countries in increasing numbers in recent years, although many prefer not to live in one place. Estimated 30 percent of wealthy migrants enter their new countries via wealth migration programs.  These countries also have wealth migration programs, linked to residency/citizenship for investments.

1. United States – $800,000 EB-5 Green Card

2. Australia – $1.5 million business innovation investor

3. United Arab Emirates – AED 2 million Property golden visa

4. Singapore – SGD 10 million

5. Switzerland – Lump sum tax.

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