Wealth from the old English word "weal", which means "well-being" or "welfare". The term was originally an adjective to describe the possession of such qualities. The simple fact that some people cannot obtain such technology creates a divide between the so-called "haves" and "have-nots."
The word 'Haves' originated during the age of the Industrial Revolution, when it was used to denote the rich capitalists, who owned land as well as factories. But over the years, its meaning has evolved, and now, in this new era, it defines anyone who can blow off thousands in one shopping spree and still buy a Beverly Hills house at the same time. But there is one thing that has not changed along with the meaning-the power wielded by the haves. It is they who make the rules, while we, the less fortunate ones follow them, or in other words, the 'Golden Rule', followed unconsciously or otherwise by all beings of the Earth.
The word 'millionaire' was first used in 'Vivian Grey' in1876.Since then, it has become one of the most common words in the dictionary, and no wonder at the rate in which the 'haves' are becoming richer. And along with their money, their extravagance is also growing. Reports of lavish parties thrown by socialists, the expensive jewellery brought, and not to mention lists of 'the richest people in the world' are common, followed intently by the all-adoring public. They dominate newspaper reports, news headlines- in other words, they dominate the world. What, more can be said about these people?
1. Half the world - nearly three billion people - live on less than two dollars a day.
2. More than 80 percent of the world's population lives in countries where income differentials are widening
3. Lest 40 percent of the world's population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income.