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London (CNN Business)For the first time, there are more rich Chinese than Americans in the top 10%.

shows thatwealth in Chinais ticking up, and the country now accounts for 100 million of the richest 10% of people in the world.

There are 99 million Americans in the same category.

The United States still has many more millionaires 18.6 million, or 40% of the worlds total, versus 4.4 million in China. Its also adding to the millionaire count at a faster clip. The report credits low interest rates and Republican tax cuts for the countrys 11th consecutive year of rising wealth.

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The average American is also still much richer than their Chinese counterparts, with US wealth per adult at $432,365 compared with

But China holds claim to a growing piece of the pie, replacing Europe as the principal engine of global wealth growth. Thats in spite of the trade war thatsweighing onthe nations economy.

Trade conditions and debt levels are causing concern, but signs for the coming years are otherwise fairly positive, Credit Suisse observed in its annual Global Wealth Report.

The report highlights the extent to which global wealth is concentrated at the very

The bottom 50% of adults account for less than 1% of total wealth, while the top 10% own 82%. The top 1% alone owns almost half of all global assets, according to Credit Suisse.

The threshold to make it into the top 10%, globally, is roughly $109,400 in net assets. To be in the top 1%, youd need just above $936,400.

Still, the picture of wealth inequality since the 2008 financial crisis is complicated. While artificially low interest rates and bond-buying programs from central banks led to a boom in asset prices, raising the share of the top 1% of wealth holders, inequality continued to decline for those below that segment, Credit Suisse notes.

The share held by the bottom 90% now accounts for 18% of global wealth, up from 11% in 2000. Since 2016, the share held by the top 1% has broadly eased back, per the bank.

While it is too early to say that wealth inequality is now in a downward phase, the prevailing evidence suggests that 2016 may have been the peak for the foreseeable future, the reports authors write.