The Occupy Wall Street Movement Talks About the “99%” and the “1%” – Here’s How to Find Out Your Percent
The whole mantra of the Occupy Wall Street movement is that 99% of the people in this country are fed up with the greed, entitlement, and corruption of the wealthiest 1%.
And now, you can actually figure out what "percent" you are. The "Wall Street Journal" put together a simple tool where you enter your household income and it shows you where you rank in the U.S.
For example, a $50,000-a-year income puts you at 56%...meaning you're making more than almost three-fifths of the country. In Occupy Wall Street terms, that DEFINITELY makes you part of the 99%.
To qualify as one of the richest 1% in the country, you need an annual household income above $506,000.
To qualify as one of the POOREST 1% in the country, you need to make less than $2,500-a-year.
The calculator only ranks you by income, not total wealth. You can find your percentage based on total wealth at blogs.wsj.com/wealth. It's on the right-hand side of the page.