Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Wealth and inequality; 2. Measuring trends in wealth inequality; Part II. Wealth Distribution: 3. Who owns what? the changing distribution of wealth; 4. The rich and their wealth; 5. The rest of the distribution: the middle class and poor; 6. Are Americans getting richer?; Part III. Wealth Accumulation: 7. The impact of social and economic trends on inequality; 8. Families and wealth inequality; 9. Wealth mobility; 10. Conclusions and implications; Appendix; References; Index.