The richest people in the world are very, very rich.
The fat cats at the top control nearly all the world's wealth, according a report from Oxfam, an anti-poverty group.
The bottom two-thirds, meanwhile, own just a tiny sliver.
Pope Francis called on global leaders gathering at the Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, to do more to help the poor.
"I ask you to ensure humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it," the pope said.
Many of the richest on Earth live in the United States, which has the largest share of the world's millionaires.
In many countries, the rich are only getting richer. They are capturing an ever-growing share of the nation's income, especially in places such as the United States and Australia.
In the United States, the disparity has only grown greater. By 2012, the top 1% controlled nearly 20% of the nation's income.
Think you know how wealth is distributed in America? Think again.
A YouTube video that's gone viral recently shows that our perceptions of who has money and how much they have is quite skewed. The poor and middle class have a lot less than most people think, while the rich have a lot more. And the Top 1% are off the charts.
The video, which has been viewed more than 3.8 million MORETami Luhby - Mar 8, 2013 8:06 AM ET
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