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.

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

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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Source

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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