Special Report

The Countries With the Worst Wealth Inequality

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20. Russia
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 90%: 25.78
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 50%: 119.94 — 18 highest of 158 countries
> Share of household wealth top 10%: 74.12% — #20 highest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth mid 40%: 22.79% — #15 lowest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth bottom 50%: 3.09% — #38 lowest of 174 countries
> GNI per capita, 2020: $27,550 — #44 highest of 156 countries

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19. Oman
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 90%: 26.02
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 50%: 265.36 — 7 highest of 158 countries
> Share of household wealth top 10%: 74.30% — #19 highest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth mid 40%: 24.30% — #20 lowest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth bottom 50%: 1.40% — #24 lowest of 174 countries
> GNI per capita, 2019: $26,240 — #46 highest of 156 countries

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18. Congo
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 90%: 27.33
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 50%: 501.53 — 5 highest of 158 countries
> Share of household wealth top 10%: 75.23% — #18 highest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth mid 40%: 24.02% — #19 lowest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth bottom 50%: 0.75% — #21 lowest of 174 countries
> GNI per capita, 2020: $3,060 — #24 lowest of 156 countries

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17. Malawi
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 90%: 28.42
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 50%: 759.50 — 4 highest of 158 countries
> Share of household wealth top 10%: 75.95% — #17 highest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth mid 40%: 23.55% — #18 lowest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth bottom 50%: 0.50% — #20 lowest of 174 countries
> GNI per capita, 2020: $1,550 — #10 lowest of 156 countries

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16. United Arab Emirates
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 90%: 28.96
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 50%: 978.08 — 2 highest of 158 countries
> Share of household wealth top 10%: 76.29% — #16 highest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth mid 40%: 23.32% — #17 lowest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth bottom 50%: 0.39% — #18 lowest of 174 countries
> GNI per capita, 2020: $66,660 — #7 highest of 156 countries

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