These 8 billionaires have the combined wealth of half the world's population

Business Insider | Jun 15, 2017, 11.11PM IST

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Jeff Bezos is worth $81 billion.

It's no secret that the wealth gap is growing.

A recent study released by Oxfam shows that just eight men, with a combined net worth of roughly $426 billion, share the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world.

The study also found since 2015, the top 1% has owned more wealth than the rest of the world's population - and if these top billionaires continue to see returns on their wealth, we could see the world's first trillionaire in as little as 25 years.

Ahead, eight of the world's wealthiest people - according to Forbes' Billionaire List - that own almost as much as half the world's population.

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