Billionaires tend to make their money from things such as PROPERTY and FINANCE, rather than from the production of things that are useful.
Sheldon Adelson, worth £27 billion, makes his money from casinos.
Bernard Arnault of France, worth £53 billion, makes his money from luxury goods.
Robert, Budi and Michael Hartono, of Indonesia, worth £29 billion, make their money from banking and tobacco.
Eight billionaires have as much money as the total wealth of the poorest half of humanity.
Increasing taxes on these billionaires would be a good thing.
Happy countries, such as Iceland, tend to have virtually no billionaires.
Iceland has only one billionaire and he lives in London.
We need to copy the small countries, like Iceland, that combine moderate capitalism and moderate socialism.
The top 4 cities
London has 95 sterling billionaires.
San Francisco has 73 sterling billionaires
New York has 71 sterling billionaires.
Hong Kong has 61 sterling billionaires.
The top 4 countries
The USA has 463 sterling billionaires.
China has 294 sterling billionaires.
The UK has 151 sterling billionaires
Germany has 116 sterling billionaires
Billionaires Who Run Trump's Government
The richest in the USA are said to be -
The Walton Family (Walmart) £132 billion.
Charles and David Koch (Fuel/Energy) £79 billion.
The top sterling billionaires in the UK tend not to be 'English' in origin -
1. Sri and Gopi Hinduja and family (industry and finance) £22 billion.
2. David and Simon Reuben (property and internet) £18 billion.
4. Sir Len Blavatnik (investment and media) £14 billion.