Where the Richest Earn the Most?

Income Share Held by Highest 10% (%), 2018 or latest
Society | December 30, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 89 countries in 2018, Swaziland ranked the highest in income share held by highest 10% with 42.7% followed by Brazil and Colombia. On the other end of the scale was Slovakia with 19.9%, Slovenia with 20.4% and Belarus with 21.4%.

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

Income Share Held by Highest 10% Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Angola % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Brazil % ... ... 42.6% 41.8% 41.2% 40.9% 42.1%
Chile % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 37.4% ... 36.1% ... ...
Colombia % ... ... ... 41.4% 41.5% 41.5% 40.0% 40.0%
Costa Rica % 37.0% 37.4% 36.9% 36.8% 37.3%
Dominican Republic % ... ... 36.0% 37.9% 33.4% 34.9% 35.4%
Ecuador % ... ... 34.6% 35.7% 34.4% 34.9% 34.3%
Honduras % ... 44.1% 40.2% 38.1% 37.0% 37.6%
Malawi % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 38.1% ... ...
Mexico % ... ... ... ... ... ... 38.9% ... 39.5% ... 36.9% ...
Panama % 39.7% 39.6% 38.5% 39.0% 37.9%
Paraguay % ... ... 36.9% 37.3% 40.7% 36.7% 37.3%
Rwanda % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 37.9% ... ... 35.6% ... ...
Swaziland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 42.7% ... ...
Zimbabwe % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...