In the United States, the richest 1% controlled more than 40% of the wealth in 2016. The last time wealth inequality gaps were this wide was during the Great Depression.
You don’t have to just assume things are unequal. Global economists actually track the gap and tally it annually.
The Gini Index is an economics metric gauging income inequality on a nationwide scale, from 0 to 100, for 157 countries. The higher the Gini Index number, then the greater the income inequality disparity.
Here are five countries and their gaps between rich and poor.