There are more millionaires than ever – here’s where and how many – Orange County Register

For a few hours in July, Jeff Bezos topped Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. He has since dipped to third place, with an estimated fortune of $84.7 billion. Here’s a look at the wealthy in America.

More millionaires than ever

According to the 2017 Market Insights report by Spectrum Group, there are more millionaires in the U.S. than ever. Since 2006, more than 6.2 million people have joined the “mass affluent segment” — or those with a net worth of $100,000 to $1 million.

Mass affluent
People with a net worth of $100,000 to $1 million, not including primary residence.

Millionaires
People with a net worth of $1 million to $5 million, not including primary residence.

 

Ultra-high net worth
People with a net worth of $5 million to $25 million, not including primary residence.

$25 million plus
People with a net worth of $25 million and up, not including primary residence.

Wealth by region

The map below shows the number of high-income households in each U.S. county. A high-income household in this U.S. census map is defined as a household that earned at least $191,469 per year between January 2006 and November 2011.

In 2015, the median household income by county in the U.S. was $56,516. The top map shows counties with median household income of $50,000 and above. The middle map shows counties where the median income is $60,000 and above, and the bottom map shows counties with median household income of $80,000 and above.

What $1 million today used to be

(Top) In 1917, $1 million had the buying power $19.1 million has today and so on …

(bottom) In 1917, $53,070 had the buying power of $1 million today and so on …

Wealthiest Americans

From Forbes 2017 ranking as of Aug. 2.; only U.S. residents listed.

Name, age, company, wealth

Bill Gates, 61, Microsoft, $89.9 billion

Jeff Bezos, 53, Amazon, $84.7 billion

Warren Buffett, 86, Berkshire Hathaway, $76.4 billion

Mark Zuckerberg, 33, Facebook, $70.4 billion

Larry Ellison, 72, Software, $60.6…

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