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The lowest earnings per person of the richest tenth of population are in the United Republic of Tanzania. It is 1% of the earnings per person of the richest tenth in Luxembourg, the other extreme.

The United States has the highest total earnings of the richest tenth, followed by China, followed by India. The richest tenth in the United States earn 1.5 times more than their equivalent in China, and more than 4 times more than their equivalent anywhere else.

The richest tenth of population living in South Africa earn almost 3 times more than the richest tenth of the population of any other territory in Africa.

"There are the rich people in every country. The US is just a bit more extravagant about it." Heidi Hendricks, 2006

Territory size shows the earnings of the richest tenth of the population living there, as a proportion of the earnings of the richest tenth living in all territories.


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