This was Forbes' 25th annual list of the richest people on the planet. Kind of interesting to see who owns the world isn't it? "This year's list broke records in size (1,210 billionaires) and total net worth ($4.5 trillion)." I did a quick survey for gender distribution of the first 15 pages. I random sampled the rest of the 221 total pages and the figures get even less female friendly as you drop down into the ordinary billionaires.Male & Family: 21
Male & Female: 3
Female & Family: 4
So women have at best a 16:136 world wealth ratio. I'm betting that if you sample the lot then you can say less than 1/10th of world personal wealth is owned by women. Or that men own 9/10ths of the world.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Doing More Math - Death of Feminism
Why is feminism dead? Following on from my previous post about power, if you do the math on the Forbes' rich list, it becomes clear that men own the world. A good 9/10ths of it anyway.
Posted by Andra at 4:00 AM