These 62 richest people have watched their wealth jump ۩ 44% in five years to $1,760,000,000,000 ($1.76 trillion); while the poorest 3.6 bil ppl’s wealth has plunged by 41% during the same five year period.
*The number of people owning as much as the poorer half of the world has dropped from 388 to 62 in five years*
The top 1% of the world’s population controls more wealth than the rest of the world combined. Last year, the average wealth of each of the 72,000,000 (72 mil) adults belonging to the richest 1% was $1,700,000 ($1.7 mil), compared with about $5,000 ($5K) for the 648,000,000 (648 mil) people in the bottom 90%.
The richest 20% of the world’s population together own 94.5% of the world’s wealth. The poorest 80% of the world’s population; just 5.5%.