I saw a headline in which Michael Moore admits he is in the 1% (the top 1% of income-earners in this country). Of course, he's within the 1% in monetary terms only. He's with us 99 percenters in every other respect.
"Wait", I thought. "Just how do you know what percent you are?"
I'm an 81%er. Trust me, you wouldn't know it to look at me or my lifestyle. But I guess that's the point — the gap between the top 1% and those below (including me at the 81% level) is huuuuuuge.
FYI: An annual salary above $506,000 puts you in the top 1%, while you need to make less than $2,500 a year to be in the bottom 1%.