In what Forbes is ingratiatingly referring to as “the most glorious economic event of our lifetimes,” we’re now to a point that just eight men own as much wealth as 3.6 billion other people on the planet do.
Just eight men.
The eight include Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. (Of course, they never mention the Rothschilds in these surveys, or the Queen of England as the world’s largest land owner, now do they. That question what rhetorical.)
Executive director Winnie Byanyima of Oxfam International, the outlet that released the report, said,
“It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few when 1 in 10 people survive on less than $2 a day. Inequality is trapping hundreds of millions in poverty; it is fracturing our societies and undermining democracy.”
And with all that money, what are these super wealthy people doing with it?