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There's a huge difference between being rich at 25 and 35 — and it puts income inequality in stark relief

If you want to be in the top 1% of income earners by the time you're 25, you'd better find a job that pays at least $116,000. If that seems unreachable and you want to be in the 1% by the time you're 35, well... it doesn't get much easier. The top 1% of earners at 35 make $291,000. This data, which comes from the US Census and American Community Survey, is telling when you compare each income to national averages.
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