Saturday Night Stats: Income Inequality

  • On average, the top 1% of US adults earn 81 times more than the bottom 50 percent of adults. In 1981, the top 1% earned 27 times what the lower half earned.

  • Millennials have only a 50/50 chance at earning more money than their parents.

  • 20% of all income in the US goes to the top 1%.

  • The median wealth for White households is 13 times greater than Black households and 10 times greater than Latino households.

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