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The upward march of the billionaires
The world's billionaires increased their wealth by $2.5 billion per day in 2018, reports Axios chief financial correspondent Felix Salmon.
There are now more than 2,200 of them, and the amount of wealth stored in offshore tax havens was estimated at $7.6 trillion in 2015.
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Wealth held by the world's billionaires has grown from $3.4 trillion in 2009, right after the meltdown, to $8.9 trillion in 2017. (UBS and PwC Billionaires Insights via Bloomberg)
The 3.8 billion people who make up the world's poorest half saw their wealth decline by 11% last year. (Oxfam, which works to alleviate poverty, via AP)
- World Economic Forum (WEF)
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