How many millionaires & billionaires are there in the US ?

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Based on a very rigorous analysis by Robert Wolff of NYU …

Scored in constant 1995 dollars – i.e. eliminating the effects of inflation  …

  • Roughly 6.5% of US households – about 7.5 million — have a net worth greater than $1 million.
  • That’s up 5.25% since 2007 … an increase from 6.3% of households
  • But, the number of households with net worth greater than $5 million declined by 27.5% from 2007
  • And, the number of households with net worth greater than $10 million declined by 25% from 2007

Bottom line: More millionaires … but they have fewer millions.

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Source: Wolff, NYU, Asset Price Meltdown and Wealth of the Middle Class

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