A Wealth Market in a Downturn Economy:
Capturing a lucrative target
Representing 19% of all Americans, some 22 million households now earn over $100,000 a year—a 23% increase from a decade ago after adjusting for inflation. However, don’t be fooled by a notion of the traditional blueblood families of old. Today’s new crop of wealthy Americans were raised in middle-class suburbs, look for value and variety, and have the financial backing necessary to support an economy that is floundering.