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Rich Poor Gap Make Russia Into The Most Unpleasant Place In The World
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Russia is the most unequal major economy in the world, with almost two-thirds of its wealth controlled by millionaires, a wealth research company has said.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/01/russia-is...study.html
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Sixty-two percent of Russia's wealth is held by U.S. dollar-millionaires and 26 percent of its wealth is held by billionaires, New World Wealth said in a report on Wednesday. Russia's economy is climbing out of recession and the International Monetary Fund sees it growing by 1 percent in 2017.
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"If millionaires control over 50 percent of a country's wealth then there is very little space for a meaningful middle class," New World Wealth said.
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Japan — the world's third-largest economy — was the "most equal" major country by this measure, with millionaires controlling only 22 percent of total wealth.
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The U.S. was "surprisingly equal," with around one-third of total wealth held by millionaires.
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"This is surprisingly low considering all the negative press that the U.S. gets in terms of income inequality," New World Wealth said.
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Income inequality, along with stagnating real wages and the welfare of the working and middle classes, is in focus in the U.S. ahead of the presidential election in November.
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New World Wealth ranks the U.S. eighth in the world for average wealth per person, which it puts at $151,000.
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Up top on this measure was Monaco, where over 5 percent of the 40,000 residents are worth over $10 million. Wealth per capita stands at just under $1.6 million in the country.
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Proportion of wealth held by millionaires:

Russia: 62%
India: 54%
UK: 35%
US: 32%
Australia: 28%
Japan: 22%
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