8:23 [Zero Hedge] (E)
After being arrested and imprisoned by Saudi police during Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman`s corruption crackdown cash grab late last year, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Saudi Arabia`s richest man, was finally released (after reportedly being tortured and beaten) in January, having signed an agreement allowing him to function more or less autonomously. But his freedom didn`t come cheap. As we reported at the time, Saudi authorities reportedly demanded $6 billion in cash from the prince in exchange for his freedom.
0:30 [Zero Hedge] (E)
A Wealth-X report from earlier this month found that the U.S. has the largest population of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) worldwide. Defined as being worth $30 million or more, the U.S. has 80,000 such individuals (31 percent of the global population), higher than Japan, China, Germany, Canada and France combined. However, as Statista`s Niall McCarthy notes, even though the U.S. is the dominant country for the super rich, it lags behind in UHNWI population growth.
0:14 [Voltairenet] (E)
The former governor of the Central Bank of Iran, Mahmud Bahmani, close to the former president Mahmud Ahmadineyad, has launched a campaign against corruption. Bahmani has exposed that 5 000 children of Iranian government officials live abroad and pile up in their personal bank accounts a sum of money that exceeds all the monetary reserves of Iran’s Central Bank (148 000 million dollars).
22:02 [Global Research] (E)
The 2016 Oxfam Davos Report which the mass media have ignored arrestingly shows that 62 individuals – 388 in 2010 – now own more wealth than 50% of the world’s population. More shockingly, it reports from its uncontested public sources that this share of wealth by half of the world’s people has collapsed by over 40% in just the last five years.
Yet the big lies persist even here that “the progress has been made in tackling world poverty” and “extreme poverty has been halved since 1990”.
23:45 [Zero Hedge] (E)
If the U.S. economy is really doing so well, then why is homelessness rising so rapidly?
23:59 [youtube/The Alex Jones Channel] (E)
How Tech’s richest plan to save themselves After The Apocalypse.
23:58 [The Guardian] (E)
Silicon Valley’s elite are hatching plans to escape disaster – and when it comes, they’ll leave the rest of us behind
0:31 [mirror] (E)
Chefs, engineers, construction workers and security staff living in doorways, tents, cars and vans, are battling to get enough sleep and keep themselves presentable enough to hold down their jobs
19:44 [USA Really] (E)
A friend writes to me from West Virginia, not exactly one of the most expensive and difficult places to live in the United States.