The 1% in the Income Pyramid

Where the 1 Percent Fit in the Hierarchy of Income


The Occupy Wall Street protests have set off an enduring conversation in the city concerning what has come to be known as the 99 percent. There has also been a collateral conversation about the richer and remaining 1 percent. Here is the hierarchy of income that underlies the conversation. The volume of each section represents the number of American families in each category, based on a study of 2006 tax returns by Emmanuel Saez of Berkeley.

Comment: NYTimes interactive. Interesting. Source of wealth pyramid

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