Distribution of wealth in the United States 1990-2020

In the third quarter of 2020, the share of net wealth in the United States held by the top 10 percent increased slightly from the previous quarter to 69.2 percent. At the beginning of 1990, this figure stood at 60.5 percent. During this period, the wealth share of the 90th to 99th percentile remained broadly constant at around 37 percent, while the share of the top one percent increased from 23.5 percent of net wealth to 31 percent.

Distribution of net wealth in the United States from Q1 1990 to Q3 2020

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Source

Release date

December 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

Q1 1990 to Q3 2020

Supplementary notes

Data are percentages of the aggregate net wealth, not seasonally adjusted.
Release date is the date accessed.

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