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Why America's gap between rich and poor is as wide as 100 years ago

Lovemoney Logo By Daniel Coughlin of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 34: In America today the richest 1% own more wealth than the bottom 90%: that's the greatest wealth gap of any advanced economy in the world. In fact, the gap between the haves and have-nots among 330 million Americans has widened to proportions not seen since before the Great Depression. Read on as we look at how the wealth gap has changed over the past century.

Charting the gap between rich and poor in the world's most affluent nation

In America today the richest 1% own more wealth than the bottom 90%: that's the greatest wealth gap of any advanced economy in the world. In fact, the gap between the haves and have-nots among 330 million Americans has widened to proportions not seen since before the Great Depression. Read on as we look at how the wealth gap has changed over the past century.

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