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Germany, Europe's largest economy and powerhouse, shows unevenness in private wealth, more any other nation in the euro zone, a study on Wednesday showed.

While the richest one percent of people in Germany have personal wealth of at least 800,000 euros ($1.09 million), over a quarter of adults have either no wealth or negative wealth because of debt, the study by Germany's DIW think tank showed.

"Nowhere in the euro zone is wealth so unequally distributed as it is in Germany," DIW Research Associate Markus Grabka said in a statement.

According to the study, Germany's Gini coefficient, a measure of income inequality, was 0.78 in 2012. That compared with 0.68 in France, 0.61 in Italy and 0.45 in Slovakia. A score of 0 indicates minimal inequality and 1.0 maximal inequality.

Wealth disparity between the former East and West Germany persists more than two decades after reunification, the study showed. Adults in west Germany have assets worth 94,000 euros on average while their counterparts in the former Communist East have just over 41,000 euros in private wealth on average.

Germans have total net assets worth 6.3 trillion euros, with land and real estate accounting for 5.1 trillion euros, and the average German adult has net assets worth around 83,000 euros, according to DIW.

In the study, private wealth includes owned real estate, financial assets, valuables and debt. Home ownership rates in Germany have long been among the lowest in Europe.

Last year a study published by the European Central Bank showed households in many peripheral euro zone countries are on average wealthier than those in the bloc's core. ($1 = 0.7317 euros)

— Reuters

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - MARCH 06: A person begs pedestrians for money on March 6, 2013 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. German Minister of Work and Social Issues Ursula von der Leyen has presented the '4th Poverty And Wealth Report of the Federal Government' to the media today. The report became controversial weeks ago when it was revealed that Economy Minister Philipp Roesler had demanded certain passages be removed or rephrased, including one that referred to the growing inequality of the distribution of wealth in Germany. The number of Germans that fall below the official poverty line has been growing steadily in recent years. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)Thomas Lohnes / Getty Images file