21 Jan 2014

Half Of Global Wealth 'Owned By 85 People'

Half of all the world's wealth is owned by 85 people, who could all fit onto a single double-decker bus.
The shock finding from anti poverty campaigners Oxfam came as world leaders, business chiefs and academics are set to gather this week in Davos for the World Economic Forum.
According to polls carried out for the firm in the UK, Brazil, India, South Africa, Spain and the US, most people believe the laws are skewed in favour of the rich. Two-thirds of Brits polled thought "the rich had too much influence over the direction the country is headed", while just one in ten disagreed.
Oxfam executive director Winnie Byanyima said: “It is staggering that in the 21st Century, half of the world’s population – that’s three and a half billion people – own no more than a tiny elite whose numbers could all fit comfortably on a double-decker bus..
Read article and see who is the top ten of the richest people in the world.

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