Messed Up Fact of The Day: Richest 85 People Own As Much As The Poorest 3.5 Billion People

Featured, News — January 21, 2014 at 4:33 pm by

Ain’t this some bullshit.  I’m all for a person getting all they can but, damn, 85 people own as much as half of the people in the world? (Study done by Oxfam) Seems crazy.  Of course, Oxfam is a charity organization so they may be skewing the numbers a bit, but even if the top 85 folks owned more than the poorest 1 billion people, that still leaves a lot of broke ass people.  I wonder where I stand in this.  By that I mean do I own more than 500 people wandering around in sub Saharan Africa?  Do I own more than 500 people in Communist China?  Did I own more than 1,000 people in post war Yugoslavia?  Probably.  And if I look at it that way, I guess I’m pretty goddamn lucky.  That’s way better than looking at it the other way.  By that I of course mean that when Mark Cuban gets up to take a piss break when filming Shark Tank, the equivalent of my total net worth ends up falling out of his pocket and settles in between the cushions of the leather chair he sits in during the show.  Damn, we need to start selling ads on this site…..

Here are the world’s 3 richest, worth a combined $197 billion:

1.  Carlos Slim Helu- $73 Billion

No word on whether he’s related to Redskins’ running back Roy Helu.

Carlos Slim Helu & family

2.  Bill Gates:  $67 Billion

Super Nerd Bill is kind of big deal. The whole Windows thing was his idea.

Bill Gates

3.  Armancia Ortega:  $57 Billion

Don’t know how he made his dough, but he looks like a bad ass.

Amancio Ortega

via WBAL

 

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