(CNBC) — The top 1 percent isn't doing as well as you think.
Although there's lots of noise about the growing wealth gap between the rich and poor, that isn't the fastest-growing money rift in America. It's between those who are merely rich and the super rich.
I know, break out the violins.
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From an economic perspective, the most dramatic wealth gap is between middling millionaires, who have seen only modest gains, and the booming billionaires, who now seem to defy economic gravity. It's between the guy making $300,000, who still feels poor, and the man who made $37 million a day for a year. Both are lumped together by politicians, the media and even economists as "the rich" or "the 1 percent," who are gaining at the expense of everyone else.