62 richest people own half the world

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1% vs 99%, cartoonBy Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

62 People Own Half the World

Monday 18th January 2016

Inequality gap widens ‘dramatically’ as super-rich get richer

THE WORLD’S 62 wealthiest people own as much as the globe’s poorest half— around 3.6 billion people, Oxfam revealed yesterday.

The total riches of the group — just nine of whom are women — has increased to £1.22 trillion since 2010, yet their wealth has not led to higher tax revenues to help the most needy.

In comparison, the wealth of the poorest half of the world fell by £694bn over the same time, even though the number of people in this group rose by a colossal 400 million.

The gap between rich and poor widened “dramatically” over the past year, exacerbated by the super-rich siphoning off £5.3trn to hidden offshore accounts.

Their aversion to paying a total of £132bn in tax each year contributes…

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