How 4 People Could Make 160,000,000 People Happier.

The combined wealth Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page is larger than the combined wealth of the bottom half of the American population. If these super-billionaires distributed their fortunes (reserving a few tens of millions of dollars each for maintaining a tolerable lifestyle) among those in the bottom half of the American population, it would approximately double the wealth of everyone in the bottom half. About 160,000,000 million people would instantly feel happier. That’s a huge return on investment. It’s a wonder these four lucky fellows don’t do it.