Click here to read an insightful commentary on the new super-rich and how wealth inequality has widened over the past few decades.
A recent Credit Suisse report on global wealth is available here. According to this report, the richest 1% of the world's population controls 46% of the world's wealth. There are 26 million dollar millionaires (with 1.6 million of those living in the UK), and 29,000 people across the world have wealth in excess of $100 million.
Below is a short interview with Sir Anthony Atkinson, a leading expert on inequality.