Richest 80 People Wealthier Than Half Of The World’s Population

January 20, 2015 12:02 pm

Well, wealth numbers always surprise us – we spotted this stat today, that the wealthiest 20 percent in the world hold almost 94.5 percent of all the world’s money – and a bonus stat – the richest 80 people in the world alone now possess more combined riches than do the poorest half of the world’s population (Source)

“The billionaires’ assets have appreciated so quickly since 2010, and the total value of the poor’s resources has dropped so precipitously, that last year it took just the top 80 billionaires to equal the wealth of the bottom 3.5 billion people on the planet” (Source)

Stunning numbers, these.

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