Did I Hear That Right?

I was listening to "Brunch With Bernie*" - a regular Friday feature on Thom Hartmann's radio program.  Here's some food for thought (pun intended), courtesy of Senator Sanders: 

The richest 1% of Americans own 40% of this country's wealth 


the 60% of Americans at the other end of the wealth continuum own less than 2%

*Bernie is U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).