Richest 62 people as wealthy as half of world’s population, says Oxfam

The vast and growing gap between rich and poor has been laid bare in a new Oxfam report  showing that the 62 richest billionaires own as much wealth as the poorer half of the world’s population.


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  • Nic

    And were do the countries were the poorest half live rank in economic freedom? I wonder…

    • When you combine North and South Korea, the richest 61 people all live in the South.

      The problem is not the rich people.

  • Clink9

    They probably think that money is buried around the country like Escobar did.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Many of the richest 62 individuals are Muslims who do absolutely to help their own people.

  • Spatchcocked

    I hear these rich folks don’t even put their pants on one leg at a time…
    Anyway…..sell everything the Vatican possesses and everybody in the world gets 11 dollars each……

  • simus1

    Good old marxfam, always good for a laugh.

    • FactsWillOut

      That just proves their point, in their tiny minds.

  • Hard Little Machine

    This of course ignores the thousands of despots, war lords, mullahs, criminals, tyrants, presidents for life, scattered all over Africa, Asia, Russia and the Mideast

    • canminuteman

      Some of whom are on this list.

      • Hard Little Machine

        The largest ‘private’ residence on the entire continent of Africa is Robert Mugabe’s home.

  • ntt1

    And how much economic activity are those 62generating compared to. Say 62 Paul krigmans? How many jobs flow from their enterprises ?

    • Clink9

      No, it’s never invested. I’m sure it’s all in their mattresses and they count it every night.

  • Everyone Else

    oxfam is in the billionaire club itself

    • Bataviawillem


      75% of the money Bernie Madoff stole was from the likes of oxfam

  • FactsWillOut

    That propaganda will always work:
    Put a picture of a bunch of rich people at a sumptuous banquet beside a picture of some poor, starving waif with a caption that reads “The rich gorge themselves while the children starve” and the people will eat it up, every time.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    I don’t believe the source, Oxfam is not honest or reliable in these matters.

  • Gary

    Note how they don’t say how many are Liberals that back the USA and Communism to get richer .

    Where’s Justin on the that List , maybe he can sell his 1956 Benz and give the money to the refugees.