There are some benefits to the uptick in billionaire newspaper and magazine owners, who can weather short-term losses for the sake of long-term gains. But whose interests are really being served?
If the gap between the wealth of the billionaires and that of the average residents continues to widen dramatically, there is likely to be discontent.
A handy guide to rebooting human civilisation.
According to the latest Oxfam report, the richest eight people in the world are as wealthy as the bottom 50% of the world's population. But let's scrutinise these numbers a bit more.