Special Report

Countries Where the 1% Control the Most Wealth

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5. Lebanon
> Household wealth share top 1%: 48.22% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 78.65% — #12 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 21.20% — #10 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: 0.14% — #17 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $13,630 — #73 highest of 150 countries

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4. Brazil
> Household wealth share top 1%: 48.91% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 79.81% — #8 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 20.55% — #5 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: -0.36% — #14 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $13,931 — #70 highest of 150 countries

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3. Chile
> Household wealth share top 1%: 49.55% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 80.43% — #5 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 20.14% — #3 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: -0.57% — #10 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $22,256 — #47 highest of 150 countries

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2. Swaziland
> Household wealth share top 1%: 49.85% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 80.34% — #7 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 20.11% — #2 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: -0.45% — #12 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $12,950 — #72 lowest of 150 countries

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1. South Africa
> Household wealth share top 1%: 55.03% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 85.67% — #1 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 16.78% — #1 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: -2.44% — #2 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $13,205 — #74 lowest of 150 countries

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