Give back what you stole, 1%!
The Wealth-X research answers “how many” as well. The firm counts 185,795 individuals worldwide with at least $30 million net worth. These ultra high net-worth individuals — UHNWs — hold $25 trillion in combined wealth
185,795 is not very many. Of course, they can purchase a lot of support.
Then again, even the purchased loyalty of mercenaries has its limits. Even shills and whores -- not to insult whores by comparing them to, say, academic economists* --- have families, friends, suffer as humans. This is why the "small rebellions" are so very important; change happens at the micro, person-to-person level, too. Many drops make a tide, as the movement to gay marriage, for example, shows.
NOTE * Other than UMKC.