Friday, April 1, 2011

CAUTION: Lack of Wealth May Lead to Poverty

Forbes just published their List of the World's Billionaires.  The 100 wealthiest people have a combined worth of over 1,705 billion dollars.  Billion!  That's enough to give $250 to every man, woman and child on the planet (or buy everyone a Nintendo 3DS) and still have a few billion left over.

On the other hand, the world's 100 poorest people have a combined wealth of ... well, zero.  According to United Nations data, about 925 million people, or roughly one out of every seven, is undernourished.

Ha-ha!  Just kidding.  April Fool!

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