Facts about the richest people in the world from Oxfam report
It may come as no surprise, but the rich are getting richer.
In fact, the world’s richest 1% of people own more wealth than the rest of humanity, according to a report by Oxfam, a non-profit that focuses on fighting global poverty.
The report, titled “Reward Work, Not Wealth,” revealed an increasingly depressing picture of wealth and gender inequality around the world.
“To end extreme poverty, we must also end extreme wealth,” Oxfam wrote in the report. “Today’s gilded age is undermining our future. Governments should use regulation and taxation to radically reduce levels of extreme wealth, as well as limit the influence of wealthy individuals and groups over policy making.”
Oxfam’s report culled data from multiple sources including Forbes and Credit Suisse. Here are nine of the most mind-blowing facts about the world’s richest people: