Reality TV star Kevin O’Leary: It’s “fantastic” that 85 people have more wealth than 3.5 billion
Did you see the recent report from Oxfam finding that the world's 85 richest people had more wealthy than the world's 3.5 billion — with a B — poorest people?
Businessman and reality TV performer Kevin O'Leary (he of "You didn't read the piece, did you?" fame) sure did. But his reaction wasn't quite the same as that of most.
Rather than mull the potential moral and political downsides of a global economic system that concentrates so much wealth and power in the hands of so few people, O'Leary took the Oxfam report as reason to celebrate the transformative powers of capitalism.