It’s already well established that one of the benefits of being rich is a longer and healthier life. Now the wealthy want to streatch that even further.
In China, the U.S. and most of Eastern Europe, the average life expectancy at birth has reached the late 70s, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD. People in Western Europe and Japan, meanwhile, can expect to live into their early 80s.
The World Bank states that life expectancy in Japan is 83.8 years, Canada 82.1 years, and the USA is at 78.7 years.
Most rich people, however, are counting on living even longer—a lot longer, as in two decades more than average. In a new UBS Financial Services survey, 53 percent of wealthy investors said they expected to live to 100.
And they are willing to do what it takes to get there.