The global elite have been working to dominate the world for several hundred years, and in some areas for thousands of years. Their lives are examples of pure evil and they are the primary source of the negative karma that is at the root cause of the destructive events of the pralaya. Krishna knew that powerful rakshasas would be able to possess and dominate a group of humans and cause the degeneration and downfall of the human race. Hence He predicted the fall of humanity, to rise again as His devotees in the Krishna Golden Age that is coming in the next 10 to 20 years. So, we do not expect the global elite to survive the pralaya.