Where the Richest Earn the Most?

Income Share Held by Highest 10% (%), 2017 or latest
Society | May 18, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 92 countries in 2017, Namibia ranked the highest in income share held by highest 10% with 47.3% followed by Zambia and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Slovakia with 20.9%, Slovenia with 21.0% and Ukraine with 21.2%.

Data for more countries are available at Income Share Held by Highest 10% indicator page.

Income Share Held by Highest 10% Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Benin % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 34.5% ... ... ... 37.6% ... ...
Botswana % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 41.5% ... ...
Brazil % ... ... 41.7% 41.7% 41.7% 40.6% 40.4%
Chile % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 38.5% ... 38.4% ... 38.0% ...
Colombia % ... ... ... ... 42.4% 41.4% 41.5% 41.6% 40.0%
Costa Rica % 37.1% 37.0% 37.4% 36.9% 36.8%
Dominican Republic % ... ... 37.5% 36.0% 37.9% 33.4% 34.9% ...
Honduras % ... 44.3% 44.1% 40.2% 38.1% 37.0%
Malawi % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Mexico % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 36.1% ... 37.2% ... ...
Namibia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 47.3% ... ...
Panama % 39.7% 39.7% 39.6% 38.5% 39.0%
Paraguay % ... ... 41.4% 36.9% 37.3% 40.7% 36.7%
Rwanda % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 37.9% ... ... ...
Zambia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 44.4% ... ...