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How Much Money Does it Take to Be Rich

When Can You Consider Yourself Rich?

A recent survey by Chicago-based Spectrem Group questioned affluent people about their interpretation of rich, and 25 percent of them said it takes $25 million to be rich, 8 percent said $100 million, and 45 percent said $5 million. The Barron's article doesn't mention the other 22 percent surveyed, but I would guess those answers are scattered between $5 million and $25 million. Barron's created a score card breaking down what they call "true wealth" into three categories.


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