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The rise of American super-rich in the 1920s and 1930s coincided with a sharp rise in the number of people living in poverty.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were more than 11 million people living below the poverty line in 1926, nearly 3 million in 1929, and about 2.6 million in 1932.
The poverty rate then jumped to about 10 percent in 1933, rising to 14.5 percent by the 1940s.
In 1946, more than 6 million people were living in the poverty level.
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