Is anyone benefiting from the wealth of the super-rich?
Over the past few decades, the world economy has changed in a remarkable way. With increased globalisation, many jobs have become commoditised. While middle and lower incomes are being squeezed, many people at the top have seen their pay packets increase exponentially. This has created a new global elite - the Super-rich.
In this series on BBC News, we look at the impact of this new economic class on areas such as inequality, philanthropy, executive salaries and the banking bonus culture. We find out what it takes to become super-rich, and take a look at some of the rewards on offer for those who make it.
Watch more videos from this series below.
London: Billionaire's playground
Aaron Heslehurst spends a day with London's super-rich
The woman who gave away $100m
Dame Stephanie Shirley tells Caroline Hawley why she gave away $100m
Private jet company soars
Aaron Heslehurst asks why there is a growing demand for private jets
Brazil's super rich grow richer
Paulo Cabral explores the gap between the very rich and the very poor in Sao Paulo
Indonesia's super-rich help the poor
Entrepreneur Sandiaga Uno tells the BBC's Karishma Vaswani why he chooses to help the underprivileged
The oil-funded super-rich of the UAE
Katy Watson looks at how the rising price of oil has helped the UAE
Maintaining Sweden's equal society
Nick Higham asks how Sweden can keep its society equal