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The global economy created a record number of billionaires last year, exacerbating inequality amid a weakening of workers' rights and a corporate push to maximize shareholder returns, charity organization Oxfam International said in a new report.The world now has 2,043 billionaires, after a new one emerged every two days in the past year, the nonprofit organization said in a report published Monday. According to separate data compiled by Bloomberg, the top 500 billionaires' net worth grew 24 percent to $5.38 trillion in 2017 .
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