Where the Top 1% Work

By Derek Thompson

Who are the 1 percent? Mother Jones' Dave Gilson asks. And he answers with two charts. The first comes from a 2005 research paper, so the share held by financial workers might have shifted in the last six years.

Are you surprised that only 1 in 7 works in finance? Or that there are twice as many 1-percenters working in medicine than law? I was.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/10/where-the-top-1-work/246475/