Special Report

Countries Where the 1% Control the Most Wealth

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15. Peru
> Household wealth share top 1%: 44.72% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 76.78% — #15 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 22.82% — #16 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: 0.40% — #19 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $13,638 — #72 highest of 150 countries

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14. Botswana
> Household wealth share top 1%: 45.57% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 78.47% — #13 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 21.90% — #13 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: -0.37% — #13 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $17,575 — #61 highest of 150 countries

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13. Guinea-Bissau
> Household wealth share top 1%: 46.04% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 78.96% — #10 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 21.59% — #12 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: -0.55% — #11 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: No data

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12. Zambia
> Household wealth share top 1%: 46.80% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 79.76% — #9 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 21.07% — #9 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: -0.83% — #8 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $6,012 — #39 lowest of 150 countries

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11. Mexico
> Household wealth share top 1%: 46.90% of all household wealth
> Household wealth top 10%: 78.71% — #11 highest of 174 countries
> Household wealth mid 40%: 21.49% — #11 lowest of 174 countries
> Household wealth bottom 50%: -0.20% — #15 lowest of 174 countries
> Average income: $18,501 — #58 highest of 150 countries

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