18. South Korea – Median wealth: $72,198
The median wealth per adult in South Korea is $72,198, putting it in 18th position globally, although its GDP per capita is lower at $39,259. However, wealth is very unequally distributed. The issue of wealth in South Korea has recently been explored in the film Parasite, which looks at the lives of the country’s haves and have-nots, winning a prestigious Palme D’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival.