The Richest people in the world make up less then 1 half of 1%, yet their wealth totals over 40% of the KNOWN liquid global monetary supply. What does that mean in US dollars and cents? Of the KNOWN 250 TRILLION, that's trillion with a capital 'T' the top half of 1% controls 110 TRILLION US Dollars as per the 2011 Credit Suisse's 2011 Global Wealth Report.
Interesting Facts about Global Wealth
1) China, India, Latin America and Africa account for 56% of the world's population, but less then 16% of its wealth.