Rich men just don't care that much about you.
Only 29 percent of rich men agree with the statement that inequality is a problem and that "the wealthy don’t pay their fair share to society," according to a recent survey by the consulting firm Spectrem Group. On the other hand, 40 percent of rich women agree with the same statement. (Hat tip: CNBC.)
On the whole, just 34 percent of rich people think that wealth inequality is a problem. The study considered people with investible assets of more than $100,000 rich.
These findings are quite troubling, especially given that the number of impoverished people in the U.S. is on track to reach a half-century high, according to the Associated Press.
Numerous studies have also found that rich people are less empathetic than everyone else.
The rich are more likely to take candy from babies, lie, cheat, endorse unethical behavior at work and cut off pedestrians while driving, according to a study published in February in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Rich people also are more likely to be disinterested in the welfare of others and cheat on a test to get ahead, research has found.
In February, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon did not show much empathy for journalists, who get paid an average $43,780 per year. Dimon, who earned roughly $23 million last year, told reporters at JPMorgan's annual investor day that they are ridiculously overpaid. He said the percentage of newspaper company revenue paid out to employees is "just damned outrageous."
Ever wondered what your average, run-of-the-millionaire looks like? Check out below to find out:
74 percent of millionaires feel wealthy. Those who don't said they would if they had $5 million more.
The average millionaire's worth $3.05 million in assets.
The average millionaire is 61 years old. Only eight percent of millionaires are between the ages of 21 to 47.
Only 14 percent of millionaires say they were born wealthy, with 26 percent saying they struggled financially growing up.
39 percent of millionaires are female and 61 percent of millionaires are male. 61 percent of millionaires are in their first marriage.
Individual Domestic Stocks were the investment most added to millionaire's portfolios in the past year. CDs/Money Market Accounts/Cash Equivalents were second.
35 percent of millionaires say they have a negative view of the economy, compared to only 31 percent who have a positive view. Those who are positive, however, tend to have more wealth.
30 percent of millionaires are concerned with preserving wealth, while only 20 percent are concerned with generating it.
57 percent of millionaires are retired.