Global inequality infographic |

What else could you do with the wealth of just eight of the world’s richest?


  • Give America’s 564,708 homeless homes and maintain gardens for every household in America for 33 years
  • Save the lives of 93,764,000 lives worldwide by providing water and sanitation
  • Pay the debts of the 52 poorest countries and still have billions leftover

You may have heard that the combined wealth of the eight richest men is equal to that of the poorest half of the world. This was the key finding of a study conducted by released at the World Economic Forum 2017 last month.

What does half of the world’s population look like? View this infographic to get a glimpse of this disproportionate inequality.

We wondered what else could you do with those billions of dollars? What world problems could we help solve? Have a look at our infographic below to see what we found.

Infographic: how much the 8 richest men are worth in comparison to the world's poor

February 2nd, 2017

Olivia Chow

Olivia Chow

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