global wealth inequality

The pyramid of global wealth and its effects

Eric Garland DataLab

Most of the business media treats wealth inequality like a chin-scratching, theoretical subject. However, we know that the concentration of global wealth has implications beyond the immediate concerns of luxury yachts and single-sized servings of basic goods. Wealth inequality challenges the effectiveness of democratic institutions, destabilizes social systems, and adds a layer of uncertainty into all investments by institutions and high-net-worth individuals.

Therefore, this chart is just as important to those on the top of pyramid as it is to those on the bottom.