Socio-economic status of currently wealthy Americans when growing up in the United States in 2015, by generation

Socio-economic status of wealthy Americans when growing up 2015, by generation The statistic shows the results of a survey of wealthy individuals in the United States. This statistic deals with the socio-economic status of currently wealthy Americans while growing up. In 2015, 58 percent of the wealthy Americans interviewed came from middle class families.
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Socio-economic status when growing upLower-middle classMiddle classWealthy
Total12%58%30%
Millennials5%65%30%
Gen X11%56%33%
Baby Boomers13%57%30%
Mature17%57%26%
Socio-economic status when growing upLower-middle classMiddle classWealthy
Total12%58%30%
Millennials5%65%30%
Gen X11%56%33%
Baby Boomers13%57%30%
Mature17%57%26%
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The statistic shows the results of a survey of wealthy individuals in the United States. This statistic deals with the socio-economic status of currently wealthy Americans while growing up. In 2015, 58 percent of the wealthy Americans interviewed came from middle class families.
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Release date
May 2015
Region
United States
Survey time period
February and March 2015
Number of respondents
640 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
high-net-worth adults
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Age structure of respondents:
-Age 18-34: 16 percent (Gen Y or Millennials)
-Age 35-50: 23 percent (Gen X)
-Age 51-69: 47 percent (Baby Boomers)
-Age 70+: 13 percent.

- 57 percent men
- 43 percent women.

The 640 people interviewed for this nationwide survey were high net worth or ultra high net worth individuals.

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