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85 Richest People On Earth Are Worth As Much As The Poorest Half Of World’s Population

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The richest 85 people on the planet, about the number that could comfortably stand around a cluster of high-roller craps tables in a Vegas casino, have a combined wealth that equals that of the poorest half of the world’s population, according to a study by Oxfam. That’s roughly 3.5 billion people — compared to 85.

The results of the study are long and in-depth, and aggregated by someone smarter than I am. If you want to read all about it, have at it. Here’s a bit of information I found interesting, and in graph form, which is always fun:

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The United States leads the way — by a lot — in lopsided wealth distribution. After all, someone has to pay for the, uh, lap dancers for the big guy here.

[via Oxfam]

Image via Ask a Mathematician

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Dillon Cheverere

Dillon Cheverere (@DCheverere) is the Vice President of Media for Grandex, Inc. He's a native Texan with a full head of hair and knows his way around a nice box of red wine. Dorn graduated (BBA) with a GPA sitting in the meaty part of the bell curve, not lagging behind, but not trying to show off, either. Golf is his game now. He's long off the tee but can't putt for shit. Email: dillon@grandex.co

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