I would like figures on the number or percentage of US households or
individuals (preferably households) with net worth in the following
$5 million-$10 million
10 million-$15 million
$15 million-$20 million
$20 million-$25 million
So, the ideal answer to my question would look something like this
(these are of course made-up numbers):
$5 million-$10 million: 200,000 US households
(Said otherwise, there are 200,000 households in the US whose net
worth is between 5 and 10 million dollars.)
$10 million-$15 million: 150,000 households
$15 million-$20 million: 100,000 households
$20 million-$25 million: 50,000 households
I have already found, through Google Answers, an IRS document
displaying what I believe to be individual net worth in the US in 2001
While not quite as broken up as I would like to see (they break
things up into $5-10 million, $10-20 million, and $20 million or
more), my main problem with this document is its date; I would like
something more recent.
Request for Question Clarification by
10 Aug 2006 05:08 PDT
Data on wealth in the US is notoriously difficult to come by.
The closest I can get you are 2003 stats on income.
In 2003, there were 11,168 tax returns with incomes between $5-10
million (about .01% of total number of returns), and another 6,126
returns of $10 million or more.
There are detailed breakouts below the $10 million mark, but none above.
Beyond that, there simply doesn't seem to be any reliable information
in the public domain. The next available set of data that I know of
is the super-wealthy, with lists like Fortune Magazine's list of
Does that help at all?
Clarification of Question by
17 Aug 2006 11:05 PDT
I'm sorry for the delay, I assumed I would be notified via automatic
email of any responses to my question. Thank you for your reply, but
I was looking for net worth data, not income data. So, I guess it
doesn't help me. You're right, these data are indeed quite difficult
to come by.