Source of the majority of wealth among wealthy Americans, by age, 2014

Source of the majority of wealthy Americans' wealth in the United States in 2014 broken down into age groups, in percent

Source of the majority of wealth among wealthy Americans, by age, 2014 The statistic shows the results of a survey into wealthy individuals in the United States. This statistic deals with the source of the majority of wealth among wealthy Americans in the United States in 2014, by age. In 2014, 28 percent of the wealthy individuals interviewed aged between 18 and 33 years stated that they had inherited the majority of their wealth, whereas 78 percent of 50 to 68 year olds interviewed stated they earned the majority of their wealth 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 broken down into age groups, in percent

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Age groupInheritedEarned
18-33 years old28%72%
34-49 years old16%84%
50-68 years old22%78%
69+ years old26%74%
Age groupInheritedEarned
18-33 years old28%72%
34-49 years old16%84%
50-68 years old22%78%
69+ years old26%74%
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The statistic shows the results of a survey into wealthy individuals in the United States. This statistic deals with the source of the majority of wealth among wealthy Americans in the United States in 2014, by age. In 2014, 28 percent of the wealthy individuals interviewed aged between 18 and 33 years stated that they had inherited the majority of their wealth, whereas 78 percent of 50 to 68 year olds interviewed stated they earned the majority of their wealth through income from work, investment, real estate or through the sale of their business.
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