Just 25 people, almost all men, increased their known wealth to $827 billion in 2012. That could pay for the costs for every student in the US to go to university more than three times or pay for universal primary and secondary education throughout the developing world four times.
Just 11 million people, or 0.15%, control $42 trillion dollars or two thirds of world GDP. An even tinier group of people, 0.001%, control a third of that amount. Where are they based? What could this money pay for? How much wealth does that leave for the rest of us?
As the world's most powerful corporate leaders and richest individuals gather at the exclusive World Economic Forum in Davos, TNI offers a visual insight into who is dominating the planet at a time of systemic economic and ecological crisis.
Who are the global 1%? What companies do they run? How do they escape accountability? Check out TNI's powerful infographic displays that expose the social and environmental costs of global corporate power.
Congress should use the proposed bailout legislation for much-needed reform ' in particular the need to start confronting the top-heavy distribution of American income and wealth that has fueled this Wall Street meltdown in the first place.