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What is “Rich” in America?

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On December 29, 2012 @ 11:59 am In Wages & Income | Comments Disabled



The WSJ breaks down the numbers of what it takes to be wealthy in the USA:

“The top 1% of U.S. households have a net worth above $6.8 million or at least $521,000 in income, according to data from the Federal Reserve and the Tax Policy Center in Washington. The cutoffs for the top 5% are $1.9 million in net worth, or $209,000 in income.”

Those are higher numbers than I previously had seenĀ  . . .


Baby, You’re a Rich Man [2]
WSJ, December 28, 2012

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