The richest 62

There are 62 super-billionaires at the top of the top of the 1% who are wealthier than half of all other people combined.

Leading figures from Pope Francis to Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, have called for action to reverse the trend in inequality, but Oxfam said words had not been translated into action. Its prediction that the richest 1% would own the same wealth as the poorest 50% by 2016 had come true a year earlier than expected.

Source: Richest 62 people as wealthy as half of world’s population, says Oxfam | Business | The Guardian

“Mammon” by George Frederick Watts (1885). [©This artwork is in the public domain]

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