The richest 62 people have the same amount of wealth as half the world combined

A new study revealed that the wealth of the richest 62 people in the world rose by 44% since 2010

By Peter Cooper
Published January 19, 2016 7:20PM (EST)

Oxfam has analyzed data from Credit Suisse Group (a Switzerland-based multinational financial services holding company) about the global inequality crisis and has released a report. One startling finding is that wealth of the richest 62 people in the world has risen by 44% while wealth of the bottom half of the population has fallen by 41% since 2010. Watch the video above to find out more fascinating and disheartening discoveries. Oxfam also offers extensive solutions to this crisis, which can be found in the full report.

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