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The World's 10 Richest Men : From $700B to $1.5T

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    Title : World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report
    By The Jakarta Post/News Desk (AFP) , 17 Jan 2021

    [The world's 10 wealthiest men doubled their fortunes during the first 2 years of the coronavirus pandemic as poverty and inequality soared, a report said on Monday.

    Oxfam said the men's wealth jumped from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion, ...

    Oxfam said the billionaires' wealth rose more during the pandemic more than it did the previous 14 years,

    ...and said inequality is contributing to the death of 21,000 people every day due to a lack of access to healthcare, gender-based violence, hunger and climate change. The pandemic has plunged 160 million people into poverty, the charity added, with non-white ethnic minorities and women bearing the brunt of the impact as inequality soared...

    Oxfam urged tax reforms to fund worldwide vaccine production as well as healthcare, climate adaptation and gender-based violence reduction to help save lives...]