The World’s 26 Richest People Are Richer Than 3.8 Billion World’s Poorest People Altogether
A new Oxfam report has highlighted the growing gulf between the rich and poor as it revealed that the world’s top 26 billionaires are richer than half of the world’s poorest people or 3.8billion people. According to the report, Billionaires, who now number a record 2,208, have more wealth than ever before and are growing $2.8billion richer every day.
Most of this mega-wealthy are American, according to the Forbes list of billionaires used by Oxfam. The names include Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, who collectively are worth $357 billion, according to Forbes.