This data series is simply astonishing:
The top 0.1% of taxpayers (170,000 families) control 20% of American wealth, the highest share since 1929.
The top 1% control 39% of U.S. wealth, and the bottom 90% have only 26%.
The bottom half of Americans combined have a negative net worth.
Here is an amazing chart tracing the return to the Gatsby era from the early 1980s until present:
Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek