According to the statistic, not more than 20% of the population of the developed countries consumes 80% of world’s produced goods. 12% of the people use almost 85% of world water reserves. The countries with the highest income provide 20% of citizens accounted 86% of private consumption. And only 1.3% is consumed by the poorest 20%. Detailed, a fifth of the wealthiest:
- Use 45% of world’s meat and fish comparing to 5% consumed by the poorest fifth.
- Utilize 58% of the total world’s energy while only 4% is used by the poorest ones.
- Get access to 74% of telephone lines of the world whereas the fifth of the poorest has 1.5%.
- Possess 85% of world’s vehicles with less than 1% owning by the poorest fifth.
The divide between poorest and wealthiest nations has been increased according to the statistics:
- 5 to 1 in 1820;
- 11 to 1 in 1913;
- 35 to 1 in 1950;
- 44 to 1 in 1973;
- 72 to 1 in 1992.
- Also, the United States and Europe have the yearly cost of pet food higher than bringing healthcare and nutrition to anybody on the planet.
Poor Nations and Rich Corporations
As an example, Nigeria with it largest population in Africa, almost 120 million people, and the second largest economy still has revenue equal to Motorola, Inc.