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Eight billionaires as rich as half world population: Oxfam

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Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world

Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world*/

– Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the worldPhoto: Aung Shine Oo, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 photo, workers unload bricks at a brick-making factory in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.As bricks continue to be used in construction throughout Myanmar, traditional craftsmen who produce hand-made bricks are facing competition from machine-made bricks which are produced more efficiently.less In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 photo, workers unload bricks at a brick-making factory in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.
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Eight billionaires as rich as half world population: Oxfam

Eight billionaires as rich as half world population: Oxfam*/

– The wealth of eight billionaires equals that of 3.6 billion people, according to a new study released by Oxfam.The organization, which focuses on poverty relief, released the study ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which takes place this week.”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,” Oxfam International’s executive director, Winnie Byanyima, said.
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These 8 billionaires are as rich as half the world’s population, Oxfam says

These 8 billionaires are as rich as half the world's population, Oxfam says*/

– The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology.Clockwise from left are Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg, Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg, Amancio Ortega, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim Helu, and Jeff Bezos.[All photos from Associated Press, except Bloomberg (New York Times) and Ortega (Getty Images)]DAVOS, Switzerland — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday.
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