According to a study by Oxfam International, the 85 richest people in the world have a combined net worth of $1.7 trillion, which is equal to the total combined wealth of the nation’s poorest 3.5 billion residents, or half the global population. What do you think?


“Halfway there, rich guys! Keep it up!”

William Kleiser • Nature Trail Guide

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“Why does anyone need that much money? Myself, I would be happy just being richer than a few million poor people.”

Roger Burke • Web Forum Moderator

“Imagine if the wealthiest donated just one dollar a day to charity. That could work out to around 85 bucks a day.”

Mimi Markovsky • Supervising Editor

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