The world's billionaires, who now number 2153, have more money than more than 60% of the world's people, according to the NGO Oxfam.
Usually Oxfam's annual report on the wealth inequality in the world is published before the opening of the annual economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, where the fiftieth session of this traditional meeting of the global economic and political elite will be held on Tuesday, after 2019, which witnessed major social protest movements in Chile and the Middle East, passing through France .
According to figures from the NGO whose methodology is based on data published by Forbes magazine and Credit Suisse but which some economists oppose, 2153 people currently own more than 4.6 billion people who are the poorest in the world.
The report indicates that the wealth of the richest 1% in the world "represents more than twice the total wealth" that 6.9 billion people possess is the least wealthy, or 92% of the world's population.
According to calculations made by Oxfam, 42% of women in the world cannot obtain paid work "because of the very large care burdens they bear in the private / family context", compared to only 6% of men.
The organization considers that between the work of household cleaning, cooking, firewood collection and water fetching in the countries of the South "the monetary value of unpaid care work performed by women from the age of 15 years represents at least ten thousand and 800 billion dollars annually, which is three times greater than the value of The digital sector globally. "
In France, seven of the billionaires have more money than the poorest, who make up thirty percent of the population, while the 10 percent wealthiest among the French own half of the country's wealth, according to the organization.