The 8.7% owns 82.1% of global wealth

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It took less than a year for the “virus” of social resistance to infect social apathy and spread from Tunisia, on December 17th 2010, to the rest of the Arab world and from there, while constantly transforming, evolving and adapting locally as to its causes and demands, to the public squares of "indignant" Europe, in order to reach its final destination in the occupation of public places in dozens of U.S. cities, known as the movement of "99%" against the 1% who owns the wealth in the North American continent.

The accumulation of wealth in a small percentage of the population worldwide is confirmed by the findings of a study recently published by the Credit Suisse Research Institute, which analyses the unequal distribution of global wealth, totaling $ 230.8 trillion amongst the world’s 4.5 billion adult population.

According to the data, only 0.5% of world population owns 38.5% of the global household wealth, while 8.2% holds 43.6%, ie the combined 8.7% of world population owns 82.1% of the global wealth.

Check the number of millionaires and billionaires per country and their percentage out of the total population of each country.

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