The One Percent is a 2006 documentary about the growing wealth gap between the wealthy elite compared to the overall citizenry in the United States. It was created by Jamie Johnson, an heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, and produced by Jamie Johnson and Nick Kurzon. The film's title refers to the top one percent of Americans in terms of wealth, who controlled 42.2 percent of total financial wealth in 2004.
The film premiered on April 29, 2006, at the Tribeca Film Festival. A revised version of the film incorporating footage shot since the 2006 festival screening premiered on February 21, 2008, on HBO's Cinemax.
The film is 76 minutes long and features interviews with a diverse range of individuals:
Nicole Buffett - Adopted daughter of Warren Buffett's son Peter from a previous marriage. Warren disowned her shortly after she appeared on Oprah with Johnson to discuss the film in 2006. The disownment received attention in the media and was discussed in the documentary when it aired on HBO's Cinemax in 2008.