The Difference Between Rich and MegaRich

You've probably heard that the rich get richer.

Recently, there was much attention paid to the 1%.  Perhaps, the 1% of the 1% is even more interesting.

Here is a chart that shows how much the disparity between the rich and the really rich has widened over the past few decades.


141010 The Rich and the MegaRichSource: Mother Jones via Barry Ritholtz.


The average real income of the top 1 percent has increased more than 175 percent as the bottom 90 percent merely treads water.

Meanwhile, during the same period, the top earners — the 1 percent of the 1 percent – have gained about 500 percent.

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