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Title: the super-rich have grown richer and the poor poorer
Post by: thaiga on January 18, 2016, 08:55:30 PM
Richest 62 own same as half world's population

The wealthiest 62 people now own as much as half the world's population, some 3.5 billion people, as the super-rich have grown richer and the poor poorer, an international charity said on Monday.

The wealth of the richest 62 people has risen by 44% since 2010, while the wealth of the poorest 3.5 billion fell 41%, Oxfam said in a report released ahead of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Almost half the super-rich individuals are from the United States, 17 from Europe, and the rest from countries including China, Brazil, Mexico, Japan and Saudi Arabia.

full article: Bangkokpost (http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/830440/richest-62-own-same-as-half-world-population)
Title: Re: the super-rich have grown richer and the poor poorer
Post by: Roger on January 19, 2016, 06:27:12 AM
A truly disgusting statistic. Shocking.
Title: Re: the super-rich have grown richer and the poor poorer - who are they
Post by: thaiga on January 19, 2016, 01:18:13 PM
Indeed roger. so who are these people and how did they get so rich? The mirror.co.uk (below the vid) tells all. The scale of their wealth has sparked anger from those campaigning against income inequality. video_credit@ RT

62 world’s richest people own same wealth as half the world – report (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8IwmNcrmrg#)

Who are the 62 billionaires that have more cash than half of the planet's population? (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/who-62-billionaires-more-cash-7197275)