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David Boyd wrote:
> The distribution of wealth in UK has always been very polarised - from 
> memory, 7% of the population owns 84% of the national wealth, and Eliot 
> was I think always up with or at least not far away from the 7% pole.


This page (citing U.S. Internal Revenue Service data) says that in 2008 
the amount of adjusted gross income which separates the top 10% of tax 
filers from the bottom 90% is $113,799.  $159,619 is the line for the 
top 5%.

http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/250.html

Regards,
     Rick Parker