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How should I understand "at the bottom" underlined in the sentence?
Does it mean "at least"?
Thanks in advance.
The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans saw their incomes increase 75 percent in the 1920s, while the average worker’s income rose just 9 percent. The 24,000 richest U.S. households controlled as much combined wealth as the 11.5 million at the bottom.
At the bottom of the scale, i.e. the poorest.