Visualizing Global Wealth Inequality

Explore global wealth inequality with an interactive visualization

Shri Khalpada

Shri Khalpada

Bottom 99% of The World
62.6% Net Wealth
Top 1% of The World
37.4% Net Wealth
Comparing the Bottom 99% with the
by net wealth share at the country level
← Lower Top 1% ShareHigher Top 1% Share →
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Region
Income Group
Voice And Accountability Percentile
Political Stability Percentile
Gov't Effectiveness Percentile
Regulatory Quality Percentile
Rule Of Law Percentile
Control Of Corruption Percentile
South Africa
45.1%
54.9%
Eswatini
50.2%
49.8%
Chile
50.6%
49.4%
Brazil
51.3%
48.7%
Lebanon
51.8%
48.2%
Sao Tome and Principe
52.1%
47.9%
Russia
52.4%
47.6%
Central African Republic
52.5%
47.5%
Mozambique
52.6%
47.4%
Namibia
52.6%
47.4%
Mexico
52.9%
47.1%
Zambia
53.2%
46.8%
Guinea-Bissau
53.9%
46.1%
Botswana
54.4%
45.6%
Angola
55.3%
44.7%
Peru
55.3%
44.7%
Thailand
56.3%
43.7%
United Arab Emirates
56.5%
43.5%
Malawi
56.8%
43.2%
Congo
57.5%
42.5%
Oman
57.9%
42.1%
Benin
59.0%
41.0%
Kuwait
59.9%
40.1%
Saudi Arabia
60.3%
39.7%
Rwanda
60.4%
39.6%
Iraq
60.8%
39.2%
Qatar
60.9%
39.1%
Zimbabwe
62.8%
37.2%
Turkey
62.9%
37.1%
Seychelles
64.5%
35.5%
Uganda
64.6%
35.4%
United States of America
64.7%
35.3%
Costa Rica
64.7%
35.3%
Cameroon
64.7%
35.3%
Hong Kong
65.3%
34.7%
Myanmar
65.6%
34.4%
Equatorial Guinea
65.6%
34.4%
Tanzania
66.0%
34.0%
Bahrain
66.2%
33.8%
Hungary
66.5%
33.5%
Colombia
66.6%
33.4%
Palestine
67.1%
32.9%
Estonia
67.3%
32.7%
India
67.3%
32.7%
China
67.4%
32.6%
Madagascar
67.7%
32.3%
Philippines
67.8%
32.2%
Cyprus
67.9%
32.1%
Israel
67.9%
32.1%
Egypt
68.2%
31.8%
Comoros
68.5%
31.5%
Singapore
68.5%
31.5%
Switzerland
68.8%
31.2%
Sri Lanka
68.9%
31.1%
Somalia
69.0%
31.0%
Morocco
69.3%
30.7%
Austria
69.4%
30.6%
Djibouti
69.5%
30.4%
Lesotho
69.6%
30.4%
Poland
69.8%
30.2%
South Sudan
70.0%
30.0%
Chad
70.2%
29.8%
Indonesia
70.4%
29.6%
Yemen
70.4%
29.6%
Malaysia
70.6%
29.4%
Cabo Verde
70.7%
29.3%
Kazakhstan
70.8%
29.2%
Syrian Arab Republic
70.9%
29.1%
Turkmenistan
71.2%
28.8%
Luxembourg
71.2%
28.8%
Ghana
71.3%
28.7%
DR Congo
71.4%
28.6%
Germany
71.4%
28.6%
Latvia
71.5%
28.5%
Iran
71.5%
28.5%
Georgia
71.5%
28.5%
Ukraine
71.5%
28.5%
Kenya
71.6%
28.4%
Cote d’Ivoire
71.7%
28.3%
Venezuela
71.7%
28.3%
Trinidad and Tobago
71.9%
28.1%
Nicaragua
71.9%
28.1%
Jamaica
71.9%
28.1%
Haiti
71.9%
28.1%
Guatemala
71.9%
28.1%
Macao
71.9%
28.1%
Dominican Republic
71.9%
28.1%
Belize
72.0%
28.0%
Bahamas
72.0%
28.0%
Suriname
72.0%
28.0%
Paraguay
72.0%
28.0%
Panama
72.0%
28.0%
Honduras
72.1%
27.9%
Guyana
72.1%
27.9%
Bolivia
72.1%
27.9%
Burundi
72.2%
27.8%
Sweden
72.4%
27.7%
Jordan
72.5%
27.5%
Togo
72.6%
27.4%
Senegal
72.9%
27.1%
Czechia
73.0%
27.0%
Mauritius
73.1%
26.9%
Burkina Faso
73.2%
26.8%
France
73.2%
26.8%
Sierra Leone
73.4%
26.6%
Vietnam
73.4%
26.6%
Lao PDR
73.6%
26.4%
Maldives
73.6%
26.4%
Pakistan
73.9%
26.1%
Uzbekistan
74.0%
26.1%
Gambia
74.0%
26.0%
Ethiopia
74.2%
25.8%
Eritrea
74.2%
25.8%
Portugal
74.2%
25.8%
Korea
74.3%
25.7%
Cambodia
74.3%
25.7%
Argentina
74.4%
25.7%
Nigeria
74.5%
25.5%
Sudan
74.5%
25.5%
Nepal
74.8%
25.2%
Libya
74.9%
25.1%
Algeria
74.9%
25.1%
Canada
75.1%
24.9%
Gabon
75.1%
24.9%
Niger
75.1%
24.9%
Bulgaria
75.1%
24.9%
Liberia
75.2%
24.8%
Japan
75.2%
24.8%
Afghanistan
75.2%
24.8%
El Salvador
75.3%
24.7%
Bangladesh
75.4%
24.6%
Bhutan
75.4%
24.6%
Guinea
75.4%
24.6%
North Korea
75.5%
24.5%
Taiwan
75.5%
24.5%
Uruguay
75.7%
24.3%
Mongolia
75.7%
24.3%
Spain
75.7%
24.3%
Tajikistan
75.8%
24.2%
Tunisia
75.9%
24.1%
Romania
75.9%
24.1%
Mali
75.9%
24.1%
Papua New Guinea
76.0%
24.0%
Mauritania
76.1%
23.9%
Timor-Leste
76.1%
23.9%
Greece
76.1%
23.9%
Australia
76.1%
23.9%
Brunei Darussalam
76.1%
23.9%
Iceland
76.2%
23.8%
Cuba
76.2%
23.8%
Kyrgyzstan
76.4%
23.6%
Lithuania
76.4%
23.6%
Ecuador
76.6%
23.4%
Slovenia
76.8%
23.2%
Montenegro
76.9%
23.1%
Ireland
77.0%
23.1%
Serbia
77.0%
23.0%
Azerbaijan
77.1%
22.9%
Armenia
77.1%
22.9%
New Zealand
77.2%
22.8%
Norway
77.3%
22.7%
Albania
77.3%
22.7%
Moldova
77.5%
22.6%
Bosnia and Herzegovina
77.6%
22.4%
Croatia
77.7%
22.3%
North Macedonia
77.9%
22.1%
Italy
77.9%
22.1%
Denmark
78.4%
21.6%
United Kingdom
78.7%
21.3%
Malta
78.7%
21.3%
Finland
81.5%
18.6%
Slovakia
82.4%
17.6%
Netherlands
83.6%
16.4%
Belgium
85.0%
15.0%

I am a big believer that interactive visual tools can be one of the best ways to help us understand big and multifaceted topics. I've been trying to create more of these tools to deepen my own understanding of issues I've wanted to learn more about. The latest addition is this visualization of global wealth inequality.

In simple terms, this tool illustrates how wealth—everything from houses and land to stocks and savings, minus any debts—is distributed among individuals over 20 years old, with resources split equally within couples. The data comes from the World Inequality Database, which provides a more comprehensive definition of "net personal wealth". Information about each country's income group and region comes from the World Bank.

Note that the majority of the data is from 2021. Due to data availability, the U.S. uses 2019 data, and Venezuela uses 2020. Also, there are a few countries in this tool for which inequality data or data for some filters are currently missing.

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