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States With the Most 'One Percenters'

States With the Most 'One Percenters'

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States With the Highest Number of 'One Percenters'

One of the enduring legacies of the Occupy Wall Street movement is the term "One Percent," referring to the percentage of top wage earners in the United States, or those who make an annual income of $343,000 or more. This tier, oft-discussed and much-maligned, is also that subset of the population known as "ultra-high net worth," or UHNW.

David Friedman, president of the global wealth intelligence firm Wealth-X, said in an e-mail that his organization "defines UHNW individuals as individuals with a net worth of at least $30 million, after accounting for shares in public and private companies, residential and investment properties, art collections, planes, cash and other assets." The firm estimates that 59,805 such individuals live in the United States.

Using figures provided by Wealth-X, population data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the insights of Wealth-X president David Friedman, presents a list of the 10 states with the most UHNW individuals on a per capita basis. Read ahead to find out which ones they are.

By Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 24 October 2012

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