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The world's eight men have as much money as the world. A new report from the charity Oxfam said eight billionaires are as rich as the 3.6 billion poorest people in the . Six of the world's richest people are from the USA. The richest is Microsoft Bill Gates, who is $75 billion. Amazon and Facebook founders Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg both have estimated to be around $45 billion. Oxfam's is called 'An Economy for the 99 Per Cent'. Oxfam said: "It shows that the between rich and poor is far greater than had been feared." It added that and the "super-rich" are creating greater income inequality by avoiding tax and paying low .

Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, said: "It is for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so when 1 in 10 people survive on than $2 a day. Inequality is trapping hundreds of millions in ." She added that: "Across the world, people are being left behind. Their wages are [not going up] yet corporate take home million-dollar ." She said governments only care about big business and a "wealthy ". Economist Mark Littlewood attacked the report as being . He said: "As an 'anti-poverty' charity, Oxfam seems to be [obsessed] with the rich." He said Oxfam should focus on ways to boost instead of complaining about the rich.

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