The pyramid is a work-in-progress illustration which visualizes United States wealth inequality through this familiar and disturbing statistic:
The 100 steps represent the American capitalist system.
The 1,000 human figures represent the American population.
The color of each figure signifies that figure’s wealth.
THE 900 RED FIGURES represent the poorest 90%.
THE 1 GREEN FIGURE at top represents the wealthiest 0.1%.
THE 99 YELLOW FIGURES represent the rest of the wealthiest 10%.