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Growing Disparity - 62 Richest Own Wealth Half The Global Population


Growing Disparity

Wealth inequality has grown to the stage where 62 of the world's richest own as mush as the poorest half of humanity combined. The research, conducted by the charity Oxfam, found that the wealth of the poorest half of the world's population 3.6 billion people has fallen by 41 percent, or a trillion dollars, since 2010. While this group has become poorer, the wealth of the richest 62 people on the planet has increased by more than half a trillion dollars to $1.76 trillion.


Gap between the global richest and the global poorest has widened in just the last 12 months, In 2011, 388 people had the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity. In 2011, this fell to 177. Number has continued to fall each year to 80, and 62 in 2016

Here is the list of richest 62 people on the planet who have more cash combined than half of Earth's population.

  1. Bill Gates
  2. Amancio Ortega
  3. Warren Buffett
  4. Jeff Bezos
  5. Carlos Slim Helu
  6. Larry Ellison
  7. Mark Zuckerberg
  8. Charles Koch
  9. David Koch
  10. Liliane Bettencourt
  11. Michael Bloomberg
  12. Larry Page
  13. Sergey Brin
  14. Bernard Arnault
  15. Jim Walton
  16. Alice Walton
  17. Sam Robson Walton
  18. Christy Walton
  19. Li Ka-shing
  20. Wang Jianlin
  21. Phil Knight
  22. George Soros
  23. Jorge Paulo Lemann
  24. Steve Ballmer
  25. Georg Schaeffler
  26. Forrest Mars, Jr
  27. Jacqueline Mars
  28. John Mars
  29. David Thomson
  30. Sheldon Adelson
  31. Mukesh Ambani
  32. Lee Shau Kee
  33. Maria Franca Fissolo
  34. Jack Ma
  35. Leonardo Del Vecchio
  36. Stefan Persson
  37. Carl Icahn
  38. Michael Dell
  39. Paul Allen
  40. Beate Heister and Karl Albrecht Jr
  41. Susanne Klatten
  42. Anne Cox Chambers
  43. Dhanin Chearavanont
  44. Tadashi Yanai
  45. Laurene Powell Jobs
  46. Ma Huateng
  47. Len Blavatnik
  48. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
  49. Theo Albrecht, Jr
  50. Stefan Quandt
  51. Azim Premji
  52. Michael Otto
  53. Dilip Shanghvi
  54. Ray Dalio
  55. Donald Bren
  56. Serge Dassault
  57. Hinduja Brothers
  58. Aliko Dangote
  59. Dieter Schwarz
  60. James Simons
  61. Cheng Yu-tung
  62. Charles Ergen

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