The wealth of the world’s richest increased by $1 TRILLION in 2017

Each billionaire on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index added $2.7 billion to their fortunes every single day this year.

According to Charlie May, writing for, while “78 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck,” the…

This increase, which further widens the disparity between the globe’s richest and poorest people, is four times higher than it was in 2016 and marks the end of a year in which there was also a 23 percent increase on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Keeping a daily tab on 500 of the world’s richest people, Bloomberg says that each of the people on the index “added an average $2.7 billion to their fortunes every day in 2017.”