A technician is setting up a carpet on the stage at the congress center where the World Economic Forum will take place later this week in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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The wealthiest 62 people now own as much as half the world's population, some 3.5 billion people, as the super-rich have grown richer and the poor poorer, an international charity said Monday.The wealth of the richest 62 people has risen by 44 percent since 2010, while the wealth of the poorest 3.5 billion fell 41 percent, Oxfam said in a report released ahead of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.The number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen by 650 million since 1981, even though the global population grew by 2 billion in that time, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.Most of the worlds poorest no longer live in the poorest countries, but in middle-income countries like India, the OECD said in a recent report.
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