I went back to my 2005 US Income Distribution graph but this time I looked at the income of everyone above $250,000. Although one can find lists of high income earners it is very difficult to find a graph plotting their earnings as compared to everyone else. The scale of the graph is so extreme that most of the population ends up looking like a dot at the bottom of the graph. Below I have created 3 graphs that try to show the relationship between the bottom 99.99% and the top 0.01%.
The original Census data can be found at Table HINC-06. Income Distribution to $250,000 or More for Households
The bottom 99.99% I estimated from data found at Emmanuel Saez's web site