Special Report

Countries Where the 1% Control the Most Wealth

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30. USA
> Household wealth share top 1%: 35.88% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 71.12% — #29 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 27.39% — #30 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: 1.48% — #25 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $51,894 — #7 highest of 150 countries

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29. Turkey
> Household wealth share top 1%: 36.90% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 67.47% — #35 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 28.86% — #33 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: 3.67% — #47 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $25,788 — #40 highest of 150 countries

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28. Iraq
> Household wealth share top 1%: 39.05% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 71.84% — #28 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 26.30% — #29 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: 1.86% — #30 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: No data

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27. Rwanda
> Household wealth share top 1%: 39.47% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 72.25% — #26 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 26.02% — #28 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: 1.73% — #29 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $2,990 — #14 lowest of 150 countries

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26. Saudi Arabia
> Household wealth share top 1%: 39.57% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 72.36% — #25 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 25.95% — #27 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: 1.70% — #28 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $53,732 — #6 highest of 150 countries

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