If you earned $150,000 per year, would you say you were rich? How about if you had a total net worth of $1 million?
Men by and large stuck to the $150,000 figure in the poll, whereas women aimed a little lower, at $100,000. Location also was a factor, with city dwellers saying $200,000 per year would make them rich, while those in rural areas said $100,000. Only 15 percent of respondents said $1 million or more in annual salary is required to be rich. For 18 percent of the respondents, $60,000 a year would do it.
As far as total net worth, $1 million makes you rich according to the survey, but interestingly, that number is the same as it was in 2003. Perhaps the recession has forced Americans to lower their goals and figure out how to live with less.
How much money would you require in salary or total net worth to consider yourself rich?
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