The bottom 40% of Americans own less than 1% of the nation's wealth. What do you think?

'The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, and in 2000, the mean wealth was $143,727 per person. In the United States at the end of 2001, 10% of the population owned 71% of the wealth, and the top 1% controlled 38%. On the other hand, the bottom 40% owned less than 1% of the nation's... show more 'The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, and in 2000, the mean wealth was $143,727 per person. In the United States at the end of 2001, 10% of the population owned 71% of the wealth, and the top 1% controlled 38%. On the other hand, the bottom 40% owned less than 1% of the nation's wealth'

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