Originally Posted by tracer
When I was taking a Political Science course in my college years (1989 in this case), the professor -- who had a left-leaning political bent -- said that "7% of the population owns 63% of the wealth."
She was probably right.
If so, the gap has widened since then. According to United Nations statistics
, the richest 10% of adults accounted for 85% of the world's total wealth.