- The Big Picture - http://www.ritholtz.com/blog -
Income Distribution Like You Have Never Seen It
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On March 4, 2014 @ 2:30 pm In Data Analysis,Digital Media,Wages & Income | Comments Disabled
click for larger chart
Source: Visualizing Economics 
When it comes to the top 0.01 percent of earners, it is extremely challenging to describe the differences in terms of income. Words often fail to convey the massive range.
Fortunately for us, Catherine Mulbrandon of Visualizing Economics has put together a simple chart that shows just how fantastic the spread was in 2010 between those who are merely rich and the fabulously wealthy. This is an unweighted scale. It isn’t skewed for population. It merely ranks top incomes by dollars earned.
Continues here 
Article printed from The Big Picture: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog
URL to article: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/03/income-distribution-like-you-have-never-seen-it/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/IncomeGuide_2013_Jan17_RGB_page-11_11.png
 Visualizing Economics: http://visualizingeconomics.com/
 Continues here: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-03-04/the-pitiful-incomes-of-hedge-fund-managers-ritholtz-chart
Copyright © 2008 The Big Picture. All rights reserved.