17 October 2011

Who Are The Top 1%

A breakdown on the professions of those in the top 1% of income shows their rising share of all income with finance professionals surging relative to all others.

Executives, doctors, bankers, lawyers, techies (engineers and computer experts), dead people and people who don't work made up the largest shares of the total (these categories combined made up 7/9ths of the total).

Executives and lawyers doubled their share of national income in a quarter century, bankers better than tripled their share, doctors increased their share by about 50% (as did dead people and people who didn't work).

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