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1% of the worldwide population own 45% of the world’s total wealth.

(Credit Suisse, Global Wealth Databook, 2018)

80% of the world lives on less than $10 per day.  50% live on less than $2.50 per day.

(World Bank, Credit Suisse)

14 million people including 30% of all children in the UK live in poverty.

(Social Metrics Commission, 2018)

People who make our Adidas and Nike shoes are paid approximately $3.90 a day.
(Reuters)

The average UK worker is paid $150 a day.

An average CEO is paid $2307 per day.

A FTSE 100 CEO is paid $28,873 per day.

(Economic Policy Institute; Fortune; Office of National Statistics, NEW analysis)

 

Almost 30% of the world is either under or unemployed.
(Gallup, World Bank)

15% of all youth in the world and 20% of all youth in the EU are unemployed including over 40% in Italy, Spain, and Greece, and 16% in the UK.

(Eurostat 2015)

Over 40% of Americans feel stressed, irritable, depressed, sad, or constantly worrying.  Their biggest concerns are work and money.
(American Psychological Association, Auburn University)

On average Americans make over $60,000 per year compared with $3650 for 80% of the world.

Singaporeans on average make $93,900 per year putting them in 7th place worldwide. (PPP adjusted). (World Factbook)
Singapore has the highest depression rate in Asia.
(World Health Organisation)

The profit motive, when it is the sole basis of an economic system, encourages a cutthroat ambition and selfish ambition, that inspires men to be more concerned about making money than making a life.

(Martin Luther King Jr.)