More than two-thirds of the world’s adults in 2014 have wealth of less than $10,000, while the wealthiest 0.7 percent holds 41 percent of the world’s wealth.*

income inequalityDriven by factors including the aging population, rising unemployment and skill gaps in developing countries, global income inequality rises. While household wealth grows significantly in aggregate, reaching $334 trillion by 2020, it does not result in a corresponding decline in inequality. Even so, the world’s poor have much greater access than before to goods and services previously available only to the rich and middle class.

See: Mind the Gap


* “World likely to have 11 trillionaires within two generations: Credit Suisse,” Market Watch,


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