Special Report

Countries Where the 1% Control the Most Wealth

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10. Namibia
> Household wealth share top 1%: 47.39% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 80.38% — #6 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 20.68% — #8 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: -1.06% — #7 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $13,248 — #75 lowest of 150 countries

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9. Mozambique
> Household wealth share top 1%: 47.45% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 80.44% — #4 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 20.64% — #7 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: -1.08% — #6 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $2,106 — #7 lowest of 150 countries

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8. Central African Republic
> Household wealth share top 1%: 47.51% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 80.51% — #3 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 20.60% — #6 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: -1.11% — #5 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $1,318 — #2 lowest of 150 countries

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7. Russian Federation
> Household wealth share top 1%: 47.69% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 74.12% — #20 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 22.79% — #15 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: 3.09% — #38 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $21,131 — #50 highest of 150 countries

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6. São Tomé and Principe
> Household wealth share top 1%: 47.88% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 80.90% — #2 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 20.35% — #4 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: -1.25% — #4 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: No data

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