Press Releases | Inequality and Poverty

News from EPI The rich get richer

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 23, 2010
Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, 202-775-8810

America’s wealthiest households in 2009 had net worth that was 225 times greater than the median family net worth.  Today’s Snapshot, from EPI’s forthcoming State of Working America Web site, shows that the ratio between those at the top and everyone else reached a record high in 2009. 

CLICK HERE for full Snapshot.