Here's how much you need to earn to be part of the 1 percent

March 05, 2018

How do you stack up against the wealthiest Americans? To be a 1 percenter, you need to have an adjusted gross income of at least $480,930, according to the latest data from the IRS, which looked at income statistics for tax year 2015. The top 1 percent accounted for 1.4 million individual income tax returns -- out of 141.2 million total -- that year.