The British economy, and the world in general, has never been so rich, according to the latest annual report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
In a year when the US dollar rose sharply and oil prices soared, the report warned that the global economy has never looked more prosperous.
Inflation and the global debt crisis have been the biggest risks.
“Today’s global economy is powered by a strong but resilient global financial system and a strong global economy,” the OECD said.
“In a global economy, the only thing that is static is your consumption and the demand for goods and services.”
But as the global economic boom has come to an end, it is now clear that the world’s richest are increasingly living the middle class life.
The Opec members have said they are committed to “economic growth” and that “our collective efforts should be aimed at maintaining economic growth”.
But the report said the wealthy should “be prepared to sacrifice”.
Here are five of the richest people in the world, according the latest edition of the Forbes 400 list.
Mark Zuckerberg The Facebook CEO has been hailed as a visionary by the world.
He has been dubbed the “father of the internet”, and has built an empire out of his own personal network, and with Facebook.
The billionaire has made his fortune from selling software and products to corporations, including Facebook, Amazon and Google.
But it is the internet that has allowed him to make a fortune in his personal life, as well as a fortune as a global celebrity.
He owns the world-famous Facebook and the Instagram, which together now have more than 10 million users.
The US-born Facebook CEO is also the chairman of Alphabet, the Alphabet-owned company that owns YouTube.
He is a billionaire, and one of the wealthiest people in America.
Donald Trump The former real estate developer and reality TV star has become a global phenomenon since becoming President-elect in November.
The president-elect is an outsider in politics and has repeatedly promised to be the “law and order” candidate of the new US government.
He made headlines with his controversial remarks about Muslims and immigrants.
The most powerful man in the White House, Mr Trump has been criticised for his anti-immigration stance.
The new US President is a staunch supporter of the Keystone XL pipeline and a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Michael Bloomberg The Bloomberg family, which owns Bloomberg News, is one of New York’s biggest media owners.
The company, which has been in the news since the financial crisis, has been accused of failing to provide adequate financial support to its staff and shareholders.
Bloomberg, who is worth an estimated $2.6bn, has taken the reins as the chief executive of the largest newspaper in the United States.
Bloomberg is one the richest men in America, having earned an estimated net worth of more than $5bn (£3bn).
He has also built a global empire from his own business empire.
Bloomberg owns the New York Post, which is the largest and most influential newspaper in America and has been widely criticised for its coverage of the financial crash.
Bloomberg has also made millions from investments in businesses such as the Bloomberg LP, which manages hedge funds.
Bloomberg will remain a key adviser to Mr Trump and is planning a big investment in the US. 4.
Larry Ellison The founder of Oracle and the co-founder of Facebook is a philanthropist.
He founded Oracle in 1982 to make the personal computer software available to people around the world free of charge.
He also founded the hugely successful software company Oracle and is a co-chair of Facebook.
Ellison is one an investor in Microsoft, the company which has become one of Silicon Valley’s biggest success stories.
Ellison has donated more than US$100m to philanthropic causes, and he has been a long-time philanthropist of Indian origin.
The Ellison family has donated US$3bn to charity.
James Packer The billionaire is a big-time sports fan and the founder of the Packer Sports Group, which makes the football and basketball game equipment.
Packer is a regular at the US Open, which he owns.
The Packer family has given US$500m to the sport and sports charities, including the Red Cross, the National Hockey League and the Children’s Hospital.
Packers family has also donated more US$50m to charity, including US$5m to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Amancio Ortega The Colombian billionaire is one half of the entertainment company, Warner Bros, which includes the Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group and the studio that produces the animated films and television series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” and “Sesame Street”.
The company is a major global player in television, with more than 200 studios worldwide.
It is also a global leader in film, television and digital media. The