The Fall and Rise of the U.S. Top 1 Percent
Jun 27, 2022
By Katharina Buchholz, Data Journalist
ChartTalk: The U.S. has never had an aristocracy like Europe, but it has become a bastion of the ultra-wealthy, particularly since the 1980s. Favorable marginal tax rates and a recent boost from the pandemic mean the super-rich 1% are holding almost as much of the U.S. wealth as they did at their high point in 1913.