All of you recession negative Nellies should just quit your bellyaching now, because … guess what?
According to the L.A. Times, our millionaire count is on the rise again! This after the “poor” folks’ ranks dropped 27% in 2008, what with the economy being all icky and such. The number of millionaires in the U.S. is now up 16% from those desperate times, according to a national survey by the Spectrem Group.
Either this bodes well, or very, very badly, for the masses of us who are still working day and night jobs to break even and remembering our 2007 salaries (like, an actual salary?!) with equal measures of nostalgia and disbelief.
“Households with net worth of $1 million or more—not including their primary home—grew to 7.8 million in 2009,” according to the report.
If they had me at “not including their primary home,” Patti Stanger must be ecstatic.