3 Financial Facts of the Week: October 29, 2015


Fact #1

Nearly 54 million Americans are now doing freelance work, according to a new study conducted by Upwork.com, and an estimated 60% of them made the jump by choice, an increase of 7% from last year.
Source: CNBC

Fact #2
Despite a cooling economy, the number of Chinese billionaires rose by 242 this year to 596, according to The Hurun Report, which follows China’s wealthy. This surpasses the 537 billionaires found in the United States.
Source: Washington Post

Fact #3
In Hong Kong, the average annual rent for a square foot of office space in a high-rise building is $255.50 compared to approximately $153 a square foot in New York City.
Source: MarketWatch

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