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Fortune-shock: The 100 richest danes own the same as the 1.790.000 poorest

the Wake of Denmark, stung by the most wealthy.

in Fact, the 100 richest danes fortune so mind-boggling big, that the whole 1,79 million. regular residents ' real estate, money in the bank and retirement savings, before one can reach the same amount.

the Extra Leaf can today tell about the gross disparity in the danes ' fortunes on the basis of a new analysis from The main organisation (the former LO), who base their study on Statistics Denmark's register data.

And here, it is clear that the 100 rigestes total assets is staggering 74,7 billion. crowns. It corresponds to the total assets of 40,2 per cent. poorest in the population - that is, the 1.790.000.

The extreme inequality measured on the fortune to get an expert to remind you that Denmark is far from being so, just as we might walk around and think.

For the very richest percent here in Denmark we have recent years seen an element of accelerating inequality. The share of income accruing to the top has increased significantly. At the same time happens less of the rest, says the economic sage Torben Tranæs, as scientific director and professor at the SFI, The National centre for social Research.

He points out that it is the inequality in incomes, that the difference comes to expression.

- in Addition, we can see that the special kapitalindkomsterne has increased significantly in recent years. And they are unequally distributed in the population. This reflects differences in people's fortunes, says Torben Tranæs.

- If you have large stakes in its assets, then one can in principle also have more influence and power. So socially speaking, can great inequality of fortunes have a meaning, says Torben Tranæs.

The most normal danes in Denmark - that is, a person with the most 'ordinary' fortune - has a net worth of approx. 650.000 dollars. It is the entire 1138 times less than the average net worth among the 100 richest, shows the calculation of the FH on the basis of Statistics Denmark's figures.

The average briton have in 2018 a fortune of 1.2 million. dollars, while the poorest ten per cent. lagging seriously after. Among this segment, you owe the people an average of 350,000 crowns away and therefore has the negative fortune.

the Evolution of inequality in societies generally toward more concentration of wealth at the top. A study from the World Inequality Database shows that the most common percent of the danes since the mid-90's has been concentrated more and more of the profits themselves. The development breaks with the decades of development towards more equality.

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Asger Aamund is among some of the most wealthy in society. Seen here he's near his address in Hellerup. Read more about Gentofte Municipality in the stories above. Photo: Jonas Olufson

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Finansordfører: Perverse It is completely biased, that 100 people own as much as the 1.8 million. poorest, believe Pelle Dragsted (EL). Photo: Nanna Navntoft

At the party, drops the news about the extreme difference in people's fortunes finansordfører Pelle Dragsted in the chest.

- It is almost perverse that so much of society's wealth that we all create by to go to work, is concentrated among so few people. It is not a fortune, they have worked themselves to. It is a, we all have helped to create, believe, Pelle Dragsted, who suggest that both property tax and inheritance taxation will be increased.

- we believe We are right. But when we look at fortunes, we are extremely odd.

- But it's not just envy, when you want to take more money from people who have saved up or invested wisely?

- It is not envy. It is the employees that creates values in the society. If the concentration of wealth gets larger and larger for each generation that goes by, we return to a adelssamfund with extremely a lot of money concentrated among extremely few. Regular residents ' hard work are taxed more heavily, while the rate of tax on speculation and investment is low. The people here are getting rich by being rich. It is not in order.

With the Liberal Alliance believes finansordfører Joachim B. Olsen, in turn, that FH's calculation is deeply manipulative.

- It is inconceivable that the trade unions will querying that it goes well in Denmark. And that their members are in employment. I understand it's simply not, says the liberal spearhead for the Extra Magazine.

- I think it is the expression of trying to draw a picture of that, things are quite skewed. It is not.

- Why is it not crooked, that the 100 richest people own the same as 1.8 million. danes?

- It is the most manipulative. I have looked at the total assets in Denmark. The house is approx. 6000 billion. crowns. That is to say, the 100 richest they sit on approx. 1.3%. of the total assets in Denmark. It seems I'm not particularly violently. It's family-owned businesses, which, in good times, just - and fortunately - is doing well. The picture would have been completely different just after the financial crisis, says Joachim B. Olsen.

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Fagboss: - I fear for Denmark's future

In Denmark's largest lønmodtagerorganisation, MK (the former LO), warns president Lizette Vogl against the extreme concentration of wealth at the top of society.

- We often talk about ourselves as one of the most equal societies on the planet. But we're not so right, as we go around and think. There is a huge concentration of wealth at the very very richest. And it makes me very worried, says Lizette Vogl.

- I fear for the cohesion and solidarity in Denmark in the future, if the here the development is allowed to continue. Therefore, we propose in FH now a ulighedsstop. It means that the politicians must commit themselves not to pursue policies which increase the inequality.

- But what will you say to the politicians, who believe that your proposal is just pure envy?

- It is not envy. It is just a question for those that already have extremely a lot of, going to pay a little more to the general, says Lizette Vogl.

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