The World’s Richest Individuals

The World’s Richest Individuals

According to a report from Oxfam the world’s eight richest people are worth as much as the 3.6 poorest people in the world.  The total of their worth is $426 billion compared to 50% of the world’s poorest at $409 billion.  The billionaires included in this list are Bill Gates ($75 billion), Warren Buffett ($61 billion), and Mark Zuckerberg ($45 billion).  Mark Zuckerberg is at the top of the list of billionaires under the age of 35.  The second richest of the younger than 35 set is Lukas Walton, 31 – worth $11.3 billion.

According to the headlines, capitalism is taking some downturns.  Apparently, the wealthy are not immune to economic forces and a weak stock market, they have shrunk in numbers in the last two years.

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