The Rich Get Richer: World’s 400 Richest Get $92 Billion Richer in 2014 (VIDEO)

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The most grotesquely wealthy 400 individuals on the planet have hoarded another $92 billion dollars in 2014. They now sit on assets worth $4.1 trillion dollars. That’s $4,100,000,000,000 dollars.

Earlier this year, Oxfam released a report revealing the 85 richest people in the world held as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. Oxfam’s results were released in January of 2014. It appears these figures are in need of an update.

According to, those who plundered most effectively this past year include: Jack Ma, co-founder of China’s largest e-commerce company, the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Ma stuffed $25.1 billion into his coffers. Warren Buffett gained $13.7 billion as dozens of businesses he purchased over the last 50 years scored record profits. Chinese media and retail mogul Wang Jianlin profited $12.8 billion. The fourth largest wealth builder, Mark Zuckerberg, tossed another $10.6 billion into his bank account.

Bloomberg TV anchor Cory Johnson describes the trend among the wealthiest of the wealthy as follows:

“The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer and that seems to be the trend.”

Yes, that does seem to be the trend. Not just with the ultra-rich, but among the world’s population in general. This is not a trend to celebrate.

While hard-working American’s struggle for a $15 per hour national minimum wage, Forbes ranks many U.S. “job creators” among the top 10 wealthiest in the United States:

1) Bill Gates, $81.2 billion
2) Warren Buffett, $68 billion
3) Larry Ellison, $48.6 billion
4) Charles Koch, $42.9 billion
4) David Koch, $42.9 billion
6) Christy Walton & family, $38.3 billion
7) Jim Walton, $36.6 billion
8) Alice Walton, $35.2 billion
9) S. Robson Walton, $35.2 billion
10) Mark Zuckerberg, $34.7 billion

You might recognize a few names on the list. The Koch Brothers enhance their wealth by masterfully manipulating hard-working Americans to vote against their best interests. The owner’s of Walmart take up four of the top ten spots on the list. According to Forbes, the Walton Family underpays employees so severely it costs U.S. taxpayers $6.2 billion in public assistance annually.

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Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info