The accompanying chart shows that the compensation levels of the 99.99 percentile of the population grew cyclically at the annual rate of 4.1%, or for a total of 361%. The bottom 20% of the population grew only 10% in dollar (unadjusted for inflation at 0.3%/year) terms.
According to FORBES, 2016 Special Edition, there were 1,810 billionaires in the world out of the total global population of 7.4 billion. Billionaires constitute 0.000024% of the total population.
The total net worth of billionaires is $6.5 Trillion, or averaging $3.6 billion per person. According to Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report household wealth stood at $250.1 trillion in mid-2015, or $52,400 per adult. That makes billionaires holding over 2.6% of the total global economic wealth.
About half of the global population were earning less than 0.0015% of the wealth of an average billionaire.
The super-rich (e.g. billionaires) do not have 0.1% of the wealth of the world and not 0.01% of the wealth but only 0.0015% of the accumulated wealth.
At this point there is no known policy for bridging the gap between the global median wealth and the average wealth of 1,810 billionaires. For full disclosure I would prefer to supplement the annual FORBES listing with data about employment created by every billionaire.
SOURCE: Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report 2015