Why are rich people so rich and why is everyone so poor?
The question comes up frequently as people look for ways to measure their financial health.
It comes up as well because it seems that many of us are still not paying enough attention to how our finances are performing.
The wealth inequality question has been asked many times over, often by politicians and others who want to make it easier for them to raise taxes.
Why are the poor so rich: A good place to start is with the definition of wealth.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median household income in the United States was $59,000 in 2015, meaning the average household earned $57,000.
To be fair, the income distribution is not completely straight.
For instance, the top 1% of Americans earned more than 30% of the total income, but only 5.6% of that income went to the top 0.1% of earners.
Another way to think about the distribution of income is to look at median gross monthly household income, which is the total amount of money that a household can spend per month on expenses, such as food, housing, clothing, transportation, entertainment, etc. There are some exceptions to this rule.
One example is the family of three in a household earning $40,000 per year, which has a median gross income of $48,000, meaning that the median family income is $54,000!
Another is the income of a household with two adults and one child earning $15,000 a year.
These two figures would mean that the income and median gross incomes of the two adults in a family of four would be $40.4 million and $45.1 million, respectively.
What about the poorest 10% of households?
The poorest 10 percent of households are the ones who earn less than $30,000 each year.
They earn less because they live in low-income households or have children who are living in low income households.
That means they have fewer things to spend on, and they can’t afford to buy a home or buy a car.
On top of that, they are the least likely to have a high-school diploma or have a college degree.
Income and poverty are closely related.
As the income gap between the richest and the poorest grows, so too does the gap in income between the top 10% and the bottom 20% of American households.
That means that when it comes to the poor, the rich are getting richer, while the poor are getting poorer.
The rich are richer: While some of the richest people are still relatively wealthy, most of the people who make up the middle class are making less than they did in the past.
Since the mid-1980s, the incomes of all Americans have been increasing, with the average income increasing by an average of 6.9%.
The bottom 50% of income earners have seen their incomes decrease by just 0.6%.
What do the richest make?
In 2015, the highest-earning Americans made $4.6 billion, while all other income earners made just $3.4 billion.
But the wealthiest Americans have done quite well.
From 1995 to 2015, median annual household income for the top quintile of earners grew by over 9%, while the bottom quintile grew by just 3%.
That’s a lot of money.
How does it work?
People make different kinds of money when they buy something.
When you buy something, you are spending money.
When you sell something, the money is going into your bank account.
If you sell an item, you pay cash or in kind.
Some things that people buy and sell include: homes, cars, clothes, food, vacations, clothing and shoes, video games, jewelry, jewelry and watches, video game consoles, video and movie equipment, watches, cars and motorcycles, electronics, appliances, computers, computers and video game equipment, toys, electronics and accessories, jewelry (including bracelets and earrings), furniture and other furniture, shoes, home furnishings, furnishings and furniture, home appliances, home electronics, home furniture and furnishings.
Other things people sell include computers, home computers, personal computers, video cards, DVDs, CDs, music, books, software, computers in boxes, computers out of boxes, personal electronic devices, electronics in boxes and boxes of electronics, electronics out of box, toys and other toys, electronic and toy goods, video equipment, home and personal computers and other equipment, and other types of equipment.
So, how does that translate to your paycheck?
According the Bureau for Labor Statistics , the top five percent of income recipients earned a total of $6.2 trillion in 2015.
However, the bottom five percent earned a net $1.6 trillion.
Of course, not all