March 06, 2013 at 12:26 PM EST
The Frightening Picture of U.S. Income Inequality
There's a growing wealth divide between the richest Americans and the rest of us. Just how much of a disparity might surprise you. This YouTube video, posted by site user politizane and based on data from a Mother Jones post, shows the startling breakdown. We think you'll be shocked at just how much of the nation's wealth is held by the top 1%, and how little the bottom 80% actually have. Watch the video to find out just how much the real picture of U.S. income inequality differs from the ideal disparity Americans would like to have. To continue reading, please click here…


There's a growing wealth divide between the richest Americans and the rest of us. Just how much of a disparity might surprise you.

This YouTube video, posted by site user politizane and based on data from a Mother Jones post, shows the startling breakdown. We think you'll be shocked at just how much of the nation's wealth is held by the top 1%, and how little the bottom 80% actually have.

Watch the video to find out just how much the real picture of U.S. income inequality differs from the ideal disparity Americans would like to have.

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