Special Report

The Countries With the Worst Wealth Inequality

5. Chile
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 90%: 36.99
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 50%: N/A
> Share of household wealth top 10%: 80.43% — #5 highest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth mid 40%: 20.14% — #3 lowest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth bottom 50%: -0.57% — #10 lowest of 174 countries
> GNI per capita, 2020: $23,980 — #52 highest of 156 countries

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4. Mozambique
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 90%: 37.01
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 50%: N/A
> Share of household wealth top 10%: 80.44% — #4 highest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth mid 40%: 20.64% — #7 lowest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth bottom 50%: -1.08% — #6 lowest of 174 countries
> GNI per capita, 2020: $1,250 — #6 lowest of 156 countries

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3. Central African Republic
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 90%: 37.18
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 50%: N/A
> Share of household wealth top 10%: 80.51% — #3 highest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth mid 40%: 20.60% — #6 lowest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth bottom 50%: -1.11% — #5 lowest of 174 countries
> GNI per capita, 2020: $1,020 — #3 lowest of 156 countries

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2. Sao Tome and Principe
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 90%: 38.12
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 50%: N/A
> Share of household wealth top 10%: 80.90% — #2 highest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth mid 40%: 20.35% — #4 lowest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth bottom 50%: -1.25% — #4 lowest of 174 countries
> GNI per capita, 2020: $4,250 — #36 lowest of 156 countries

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1. South Africa
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 90%: 53.77
> Wealth gap, top 10% / bottom 50%: N/A
> Share of household wealth top 10%: 85.67% — #1 highest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth mid 40%: 16.78% — #1 lowest of 174 countries
> Share of household wealth bottom 50%: -2.44% — #2 lowest of 174 countries
> GNI per capita, 2020: $13,130 — #78 lowest of 156 countries

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