EIGHT PEOPLE HAVE THE EQUIVALENT WEALTH OF HALF THE WORLD

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Oxfam a charitable organization dedicated to alleviating global poverty has come out with an eye-watering report. In its annual wealth report, published for the World Economic Forum this year in Davos, Switzerland they calculated the wealth of the world’s richest billionaires. According to the study, the eight richest people in the world, when combined, are worth more than half of the world population’s wealth. The all-male list has amassed just over $426 billion USD with Bill Gates leading the way with $75 billion USD. Have a look at the full list below.

Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft — $75 Billion USD
Amancio Ortega Gaona, Founder of Inditex — $67 Billion USD
Warren E. Buffett, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway — $60.8 Billion USD
Carlos Slim Helú, Mexican business magnate — $50 Billion USD
Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon — $45.2 Billion USD
Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook — $44.6 Billion USD
Lawrence J. Ellison, Founder of Oracle — $45.2 Billion USD
Michael R. Bloomberg, Former Mayor of New York and Founder of Bloomberg L.L.P. — $40 Billion USD