Average AGI of very high-income taxpayers in the U.S. 2000-2009, by source of income

This statistic shows the average adjusted gross income (AGI) of high-income taxpayers (those with an AGI of over 1 million U.S. dollars per year, but excluding the 400 richest Americans) from 2000 to 2009. In the graph you can see a breakdown of the main sources of their income. In 2009, on average 17 percent of the total AGI of those with an income of more than 1 million U.S. dollars per year, was earned through capital gains.

To see a breakdown of the AGI of Americas richest 400 tax payers click here.

Breakdown of adjusted gross incomes (AGI) of very high-income* taxpayers in the United States from 2000 to 2009, by source of income

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Release date

July 2012


United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2009

Supplementary notes

* More than one million U.S. dollars.

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