The people with the most power ie money are the ones least likely to admit that their wealth makes a direct and indirect contribution to the poverty of millions of others.
Bill Gates, considered both intelligent and philanthropic, complained in an interview that a shifting of financial resources would decrease his wealth to 7 BILLION, which he thought was too little. He expressed that he would be on board with a plan to decrease his wealth somewhat but not 'down' to 7 billion.
When a previously intelligent and moral person talks like this, it should be obvious that his brain has been deformed by the experience of privilege. This will not change if he continues to have extreme wealth.
It should be obvious that the human brain cannot handle power with any sort of moral integrity. Period. NOBODY should have the ability to access a billion dollars: the human 'rules' should be that nobody is worth this much more than others.
The problem is that the people with the money and power are too deformed to see this. Complaining about 7 BILLION dollars is a clear-cut indicator of cerebral damage and should be perceived this way. Listening to men--or anybody for that matter--with this much money is a waste of time. They are so highly invested in keeping stuff=promoting poverty of others that they expend most of their energy NOT seeing it. This is one of our biggest problems.
NOBODY should have a billion dollars, never mind many people; it should not be a legal possibility. That would decrease poverty worldwide in and of itself.