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    Some interesting global wealth numbers:

    • The average person is worth $56,000.

    • If you have $3,650, including the value of your home, you’re among the wealthiest half of people in the world. (This is net wealth - so, once debts have been subtracted.) The other half own less than 1pc of global wealth, while 77pc of adults - that’s 3.3bn people - have less than $10,000.

    • The top 10pc of people - membership requirement is $77,000 - hold 87pc of the world’s wealth.

    • You need $798,000 to make it into the top percentile of the world’s wealthiest. This select group accounts for almost half - 48.2pc - of global assets.

    • Income inequality got worse in 23 countries this year. The UK is the only G7 nation included in that group.

    • Switzerland is the only country where average wealth is higher than $500,000.

    • By 2019, global wealth is expected to be 40pc higher, reaching $369 trillion. Emerging markets, which contributed 11.4pc of total wealth from 2000 to 2014, will account for 26pc of that growth.

    • In five years, the number of millionaires will have increased by half, from 35m to 53m.

    MORE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/e...ealthiest.html
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    Excerpt: The World Health Organization reported sobering new figures Tuesday about the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa, saying the mortality rate had risen to 70 percent and that the number of new cases could reach 10,000 per week by December.

    The organization had been saying that the number of new cases was about 1,000 per week for the past four weeks, and that the mortality rate for Ebola had been around 50 percent.

    The updated figures were provided by Dr. Bruce Aylward, the health organization’s assistant director general, during a telephone news conference from its Geneva headquarters.

    He also said that as of Tuesday, the total number of Ebola cases over the course of the epidemic had reached 8,914, with 4,447 deaths. The vast majority are in the three most afflicted countries: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

    Just on Friday, the organization said that the deaths totaled 4,024 — indicating that hundreds more people have died in a matter of days.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/15/wo...rica.html?_r=0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    Some interesting global wealth numbers:

    • The average person is worth $56,000.

    • If you have $3,650, including the value of your home, you’re among the wealthiest half of people in the world. (This is net wealth - so, once debts have been subtracted.) The other half own less than 1pc of global wealth, while 77pc of adults - that’s 3.3bn people - have less than $10,000.

    • The top 10pc of people - membership requirement is $77,000 - hold 87pc of the world’s wealth.

    • You need $798,000 to make it into the top percentile of the world’s wealthiest. This select group accounts for almost half - 48.2pc - of global assets.

    • Income inequality got worse in 23 countries this year. The UK is the only G7 nation included in that group.

    • Switzerland is the only country where average wealth is higher than $500,000.

    • By 2019, global wealth is expected to be 40pc higher, reaching $369 trillion. Emerging markets, which contributed 11.4pc of total wealth from 2000 to 2014, will account for 26pc of that growth.

    • In five years, the number of millionaires will have increased by half, from 35m to 53m.

    MORE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/e...ealthiest.html
    Both the world globally and every country individually have rich people, middle class and poor people. The average wealth in Switzerland might indeed be a cool half a million when you count all the super rich people who like to reside here, but there are still 600,000 people (ca 8%) living below the poverty line in this country.
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    By the way the official poverty line here is ca 28,000 $/year for a single person and 52,000 for a family of four. That should give you an indication on how expensive it is to live here.
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