The 8 People Richer than Half the World
Just 8 people (all men) own the same wealth as much as the poorest half of humanity. In case you are wondering, that’s 3.6 billion people.
This is the inexorable advance of the the new rich-get-richer economy that has boiled down to an inequitable distribution of wealth - across the globe. This is the latest finding from the charity Oxfam, which has presented this astounding fact in its latest report - An economy for the 99 percent.
Recent (and better) data on the distribution of global wealth – particularly in major economies like India and China – indicates that the poorest half of the world has less wealth than had been previously thought.