From the Department of Obvious Findings, the world’s wealthiest individuals are a whole lot wealthier than everyone else. But just how much wealthier is sort of astonishing:

…the richest 1 per cent of adults alone owned 40 per cent of global assets in 2000, and the richest 10 per cent of adults accounted for 85 per cent of the world total. By contrast, the bottom half of the world adult population owned barely 1 per cent of global wealth.

I have nothing to add.