The One Percent

There exists a plethora of full length films and documentaries on Youtube all exploring a range of voices and perspectives. Created by Jamie Johnson, heir to the Johnson and Johnson fortune, it affords viewers an examination of wealth inequality through the eyes of those that benefit most from it.

There exists a plethora of full length films and documentaries on Youtube all exploring a range of voices and perspectives. Created by Jamie Johnson, heir to the Johnson and Johnson fortune, it affords viewers an examination of wealth inequality through the eyes of those that benefit most from it.

Johnson works to keep things objective as he interviews family members, close friends, and other members of the elite, sometimes compromising their income in the process. Warren Buffett's granddaughter Nicole Buffett was disowned by her notoriously guarded grandfather for her participation in this documentary. 

The interviewee's reactions ranged from deep discomfort, to indignant outrage, to naked entitlement, to near apology. Most fascinatingly is the focus on Jamie's father, who refuses at every turn to participate in the documentary in spite of the fact that when he was Jamie's age, he worked on a documentary about apartheid.

On the whole, this documentary serves to illustrate how those on the other half feel about their position without any kind of overt condemnation. Viewers are allowed to draw their own conclusions from the impressive list of people interviewed, who each have their own unique perspectives on their wealth and their place in the world.  

Watch the full documentary below: