According to Credit Suisse estimates, 2020 and the global pandemic turned out to be a very good time for billionaires. The money they invested earned them more than if CoVID-19 had not emerged. The total wealth of billionaires is already a record $ 10.2 trillion.
Experts say that to belong to the top 10 percent of the richest people in the world, you need at least 90,000 euros. 47 million millionaires own 44 percent of the world's private wealth, and 550 million people worldwide own 83 percent of the world's heritage.
The data on the comparison of the richest and the poorest look even more interesting. Then the 26 richest people in the world have the same wealth as the poorer part of the population, i.e. 3.8 billion people. But that's not all, the 2,153 richest people own the wealth of 4.6 billion of the poorest part of the population.
Only 1 percent of the population owns 48 percent of the world's wealth and at the same time grabs 83 percent of what we produced in 2019. What can I say, the rich are becoming more and more wealthy, and the poor are making more and more poverty.
In 2019, the wealth of more than 2,200 billionaires living in various countries around the world increased by $ 1 trillion, or about $ 2.7 billion a day. Meanwhile, the poorest have lost as much as 13 percent of their existing financial resources.
This clearly shows that the poor in our world is not decreasing, but is growing drastically quickly. Global corporations are already as influential as the richest countries, and they do absolutely nothing to fight for a better existence of humanity, because they only care about the desire for even greater profit.
The wealth of the 22 richest men is equal to that of all women in Africa. Women around the world work a total of 12.5 billion hours a day unpaid. So women's unpaid labor is worth nearly $ 10.8 trillion.
Every day, 4.5 billion people across the planet do not have free access to a toilet, and 800 million people live without access to drinking water. Every day 10,000 people die worldwide due to lack of access to healthcare, and an additional 262 million children do not go to school because their parents do not have the money to educate them.