According to a recent study by Credit Suisse, one percent richest people in the world own more than half (50.1 per cent) of all global wealth, moreover, by 2030 this figure could rise to two thirds.
Income inequality is growing
If in the period between 2000 and the financial crisis of 2007-2008, the inequality in the distribution of wealth leveled off slightly, then after 2008, the injustice began to grow rapidly, with the result that 1% of the richest people on the planet now owns most of the world’s wealth.
According to forecasts of the British Parliament, by 2030, the oligarchs will own 64% of global wealth:
«After 2008, the state 1% of the rich will increase on average by 6% per year – much faster than the 3% growth of incomes of the remaining 99% of the world population. If this continues further, the state’s richest 1% will be 305 trillion dollars – compared with today’s 140 trillion».
The report of the house of Commons says:
«The wealth concentrated at the top because of the recent income inequality, high growth rate of savings among the rich and the increase in financial assets. Furthermore, rich people invest a larger share of equity in the business, shares and other financial assets, giving them a disproportionate profit.»
If we assume that investments in bitcoin may be one of these bring «undue profit» financial assets, how it will look in comparison to the List of the wealthiest owners of Bitcoin?
In January of this year, the website BitInfoCharts published information about the new millionaires emerged as a result of the boom of bitcoin in 2017:
«Just to know it is impossible, — said the representative of the BitInfoCharts — suggest that the figure is between 20 000 and 200 000 people».
Established oligarchs are also attracted to cryptocurrency investments. So, bitcoin seriously interested in the Rockefeller family, which made a multimillion-dollar bet on a bright future of cryptocurrencies, billionaire George Soros (George Soros) and the crown Prince of Liechtenstein.
Bitcoin wallets of the 1% richest people in the world
Published on the website BitInfoCharts information suggests that at least part of the 200 000 people within 1% of the richest people in the world, was created for bitcoins. Given that by 2030, the price of bitcoin may significantly increase, thereby increasing the wealth and number of millionaires, it is possible that the owners of Bitcoin will account for a significant share percentage of the people who control two thirds of global wealth.
At the moment three of the world’s largest cryptocurrency wallets stored 99 974 BTC. Even at quite low compared to December last year, the price in 6 772 USD for BTC the total value of these bitcoins reaches 677 million dollars. For comparison, as the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos), is now estimated at 112 billion US dollars.
Rumor has it that some of the largest wallets and Bitcoin addresses belong to the FBI, the owner of at least 10 main wallets is the mysterious Creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto, and another 10 large purses have brothers Winklevoss.
Undoubtedly, many of the richest people in the world have added to his fortune by investing in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, the cryptocurrency sector has also created a decent number of new millionaires. These new millionaires are able at least partially to diversify the group of rich people controlling the bulk of world welfare.