Who didn’t see this coming?
There is a headline today that reads:
“The world’s eight richest people have same amount of money as half the world’s poor says Oxfam”
That is like 3.6 billion people who, when combined, have the same amount of as these 8 Males:
What is that wealth- or sum of dollars- exactly?
426 billion dollars is that amount of money.
Half the worlds ‘poor’ folks have about 3.6 billion dollars when combined together. Eight men have that same combined amount.
Oxfam, the folks who came out with this news, is a global organization consisting of charitable organizations who are trying to do something about global poverty. Oxfam says that part of the problem may have something to do with folks who do not like to pay taxes.
“8 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion people. The super-rich have done very well out of an economic system that favors the few and leaves too many others behind. It doesn’t have to be this way. People like Jane live with the realities of inequality everyday. Jane is campaigning to fight inequality. Join her to demand an economy that works for everyone, not just the few. https://www.oxfam.org.uk/evenitup”