Source of the majority of wealth among wealthy Americans, 2014

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

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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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