Income Inequality – Eugene Debs Design by Ricardo Levins Morales Average household income for top 0.1%: $27,000,000. For bottom 90%: $31,244. From 2009–2012, 90% of the increase in consumption was by the top 20% of US households. Eugene V. Debs (1855 – 1926) was a great labor organizer, organized the American Railway Union to fight the railroad trusts, and co-founder of the IWW. He was Socialist party candidate for President 5 times.