The debate about economic inequality is becoming ever more prominent, whether in the U.S. presidential race or in the rest of the world. We wonder: In terms of net wealth, what is the number of individuals that collectively hold the same amount of wealth as the poorest 50% of the world population?
A. 20 people
B. 62 people
C. 400 people
D. 12 million people
The United States leads world in being the home country of billionaires. Among the global Top 10, eight are Americans – including the richest. Only the second and fourth spots are held by non-Americans. We wonder: Which nation is home to the second-richest person?
Women are making progress in the leadership ranks of many countries. We wonder: Among the world’s 20 most populous nations, how many have so far had a woman as head of government or state in modern times?