Billionaires see fortune grow by £2bn a day as wealth of the world’s poorest dwindles by 11%

Jack Peat - 21 January 2019

The fortunes of the world’s richest people rose by £2 billion a day last year, while the wealth of the poorest dwindled by 11 per cent.

Some 3.4 billion people were forced to survive on less than £4.27 a day each according to new Oxfam research.

The 26 richest people globally now hold the same wealth as the poorest half of the population – compared with the richest 43 in 2017.... See more

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