Special Report

Countries Where the 1% Control the Most Wealth

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25. Kuwait
> Household wealth share top 1%: 39.93% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 72.71% — #24 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 25.71% — #25 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: 1.58% — #26 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $78,903 — #3 highest of 150 countries

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24. Benin
> Household wealth share top 1%: 40.85% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 73.63% — #22 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 25.09% — #23 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: 1.28% — #23 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $3,456 — #18 lowest of 150 countries

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23. Zimbabwe
> Household wealth share top 1%: 41.64% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 72.05% — #27 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 25.64% — #24 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: 2.31% — #33 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $4,383 — #26 lowest of 150 countries

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22. Congo
> Household wealth share top 1%: 42.43% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 75.23% — #18 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 24.02% — #19 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: 0.75% — #21 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $6,734 — #44 lowest of 150 countries

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21. Qatar
> Household wealth share top 1%: 42.86% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 73.25% — #23 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 24.82% — #22 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: 1.94% — #31 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $94,211 — #2 highest of 150 countries

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