Source of the majority of wealthy Americans' wealth in the United States in 2014, in percent

Source of the majority of wealth among wealthy Americans, 2014 The statistic shows the results of a survey into wealthy individuals in the United States. This particular statistic deals with the source of the majority of wealth among wealthy Americans in the United States in 2014. In 2014, 22 percent of the wealthy individuals interviewed stated that they had inherited the majority of their wealth, whereas 78 percent stated they earned the majority either through income from work, investment, real estate or through the sale of their business.
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Source of wealthShare of respondents
Inherited22%
Earned78%
Source of wealthShare of respondents
Inherited22%
Earned78%
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The statistic shows the results of a survey into wealthy individuals in the United States. This particular statistic deals with the source of the majority of wealth among wealthy Americans in the United States in 2014. In 2014, 22 percent of the wealthy individuals interviewed stated that they had inherited the majority of their wealth, whereas 78 percent stated they earned the majority either through income from work, investment, real estate or through the sale of their business.
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Release date
May 2014
Region
United States
Survey time period
February and March 2014
Number of respondents
680 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Age of respondents: Average 53 years old
-Age 18-33: 13 percent (Gen Y or Millennials)
-Age 34-49: 22 percent (Gen X)
-Age 50-68: 45 percent (Baby Boomers)
-Age 69+: 20 percent.

- 57 percent men
- 43 percent women.

The 680 people interviewed for this nationwide survey were high net worth or ultra high net worth individuals.

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