Andrew Von Sonn

Articles - Wealth Inequality in America

The following 6-minute video presents a series of infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting our growing inequality and the gap between our perception and reality.

• "1% of America has 40% of the nation's wealth. The bottom 80% only has 7%."

• "The richest 1% take home 24% of the national income today. In 1976, they took home only 9%, meaning their share of income has nearly tripled [since then]."

• "The top 1% own 50% the country's stocks, bonds and mutual funds. The bottom 50% own only 0.5% of these investments."

The narrator says, "All we need to do is wake up and realize the reality in this country is not at all what we think it is."

This video has garnered 4.5+ million views in the first four months since it was posted on YouTube.

For more about "How Unequal We Are," see "The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About The Wealthiest One Percent Of Americans." (Opens in a new tab or window.)

It's the Inequality, Stupid - Eleven charts that explain what's wrong with America. (Opens in a new tab or window.)