Tag Archives: The One Percent – Jamie Johnson`s documentary

Jamie Johnson’s latest project, The One Percent, premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival on April 29, 2006. The 80-minute feature discusses the challenges America faces as a society in which one percent of the people control nearly half the total wealth.

The One Percent by Jamie Johnson features Robert Reich, Bill Gates Sr., Milton Friedman, and many others, coming from various socioeconomic strata, including residents of Chicago’s Cabrini–Green housing project and Hurricane Katrina victims. When Johnson interviewed Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, Friedman accused Johnson of advocating socialism and abruptly ended the interview.

Both Born Rich and The One Percent were promoted on Oprah Winfrey’s television show. Johnson was showcased along with Nicole Buffett. Jamie Johnson writes a weekly column for Vanity Fair online entitled “The One Percent” on various perspectives, practices, and issues of the wealthy.