But, you're a long way from being one of the 1% owning half the world's wealth.
And the good choices that they made often include getting the most effective lobbyists to make certain that laws favoring their accumulation of even more wealth get passed.
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So, if you want the power of real wealth, as opposed to just having enough to live comfortably, then you need to be in the right business and to have some effective lobbyists on your side.Oxfam said the wealth of the richest 80 doubled in cash terms between 2009 and 2014, and that there was an increasing tendency for wealth to be inherited and to be used as a lobbying tool by the rich to further their own interests. It noted that more than a third of the 1,645 billionaires listed by Forbes inherited some or all of their riches, while 20% have interests in the financial and insurance sectors, a group which saw their cash wealth increase by 11% in the 12 months to March 2014.
These sectors spent $550m lobbying policymakers in Washington and Brussels during 2013. During the 2012 US election cycle alone, the financial sector provided $571m in campaign contributions.