Wealth distribution in the United States in 2015

This statistic shows the wealth distribution in the United States in 2015 based on family data. The distribution indicates that the lower-income 50 percent of the American population owned about 1.1 percent of the total wealth, while the 1 percent top-earners were in possession of about 35.5 percent of the wealth.

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Share of the population ranked by household incomeShare of total wealth
Lowest
10%
-0.7%
Lowest
20%
-0.5%
Lowest
40%
0%
Lowest
50%
1.1%
Lowest
60%
3.2%
Lowest
70%
6.9%
Top 20% 87%
Top 10% 75%
Top 1% 35.5%
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