"But what about the poor?"
Media playback is unsupported on your device

The world's poverty - in 50 seconds

The BBC's new A Richer World season is exploring global wealth, poverty and inequality.

The world is richer now than ever before.

But what does that mean for the people living in extreme poverty?

The rates of extreme poverty have halved in recent decades. But 1.2 billion people still live below the breadline.

For more on the BBC's A Richer World, go to www.bbc.com/richerworld - or join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #BBCRicherWorld.

  • 27 Jan 2015
Go to next video: The world's wealth - in 60 seconds