According to Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, the richest 1 percent of Americans now own 40 percent of the nation’s wealth. Twenty-five years ago the top 1 percent owned 33 percent of national wealth.
The Top 1% Take Home 24 Percent Of National Income. See 15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Wealth And Inequality In America. The Top 1 Percent Are Taking In More Of The Nation’s Income Than At Any Other Time Since The 1920s.