Global gold farming employs 500,000 people

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 25 August 2008 07:49 GMT

According to this BBC piece, Manchester University research has shown that the global gold farming industry now employs 500,000 people and is worth $500 million.

“When you get people with more money than time and time than money the two will find a way to meet,” said Steven Davis, chief of game security firm Secure Play.

Apparently of the 500,000 people working in the industry, around 400,000 are based on China.

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