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Friday, March 11, 2005

Show Me The Money...

So the list of the world's richest people is out again, and I am not on it... Oh wait, yes I am, I am approx. number 362,683,824 on the list, accoring to www.globalrichlist.com. I wonder how they know all that?

Anyway, some interesting, (but sort of sad) information from the list:
  • The collective net worth of the 691 billionaires we could find is $2.2 trillion
  • Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has more wealth than the bottom 45 percent of American households combined
  • The world's 225 richest people now have a combined wealth of $1 trillion. That's equal to the combined annual income of the world's 2.5 billion poorest people
  • Three decades ago, the people in well-to-do countries were 30 times better off than those in countries where the poorest 20 percent of the world's people live. By 1998, this gap had widened to 82 times
  • Three billion people live on less than $2 per day while 1.3 billion get by on less than $1 per day. Seventy percent of those living on less than $1 per day are women


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