Interesting Wealth-Building Facts

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Somewhere I read a definition of wealth that said something like this:

If you weren’t working a job or career everyday, how long could you live off your savings, investments and passive income before you’d go broke? 

That’s something for all of us to seriously consider.

Here are some interesting facts I found and published in one of my weekly articles for BellaOnline.com/Abundance and Wealth:

  •  Believe it or not, becoming a millionaire is no longer a sign of being rich. There are more than 7,000,000 Americans with a net worth of one million dollars or more excluding the equity in their homes.
  •  The new definition of rich seems to be 2.5 million net worth excluding home and business equity.
  •  The number of millionaires in the United States grew 21% last year.
  •  According to many of the leading economic experts and government statistics, the gap between the ultra rich and the rest of the U.S. population is becoming wider each year.
  • If he were alive and based on the value of today’s U.S. dollar, John D. Rockefeller of Standard Oil would be the richest man in the world with an empire worth more than 318 billion dollars.
  • Wealth is derived from an old English word meaning well-being.
  • Philosophically, wealth often refers an accumulation of resources. Rich refers to accumulating an abundance of those resources. 
  • The United States is considered the wealthiest country in the world. It is followed by the United Kingdom.

Here’s to your abundance and wealth!

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