In some very sad news about the world’s concentration of wealth, we’ve learned that just eight men hold half of the world’s money.
That’s right, according to a new report published by Oxfam called “An Economy for the 99 Percent”, the top 8 richest men in the world own the same wealth as the bottom 3.6 billion people. That’s number is up from this time last year, when 62 of the world’s richest matched the assets of 3.6 billion.
OxFam publishes these findings each year to mark the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where attendees are made of up the world’s most wealth figures — including diplomats, political figures, and business and cultural leaders.
The numbers are based on Forbes’s annual list of billionaires.
If you’re curious as to who they are, the 8 consists of:
Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega Gaona, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim Helú, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Lawrence J. Ellison and Michael Bloombe.
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