U.S. Business: Profile of the Rich

Scott Fitzgerald's bromide that the rich "are different from you and me" got a little new fizz from a Federal Reserve survey of upper-income families.

Originally ordered to determine the size of the market for bonds, the survey turned up some hitherto unavailable information about the 600,000 American families—1% of the population—whose yearly incomes are $25,000 or more. The most interesting statistics came from those that the Federal Reserve considers "rich" ($50,000 or more) and "very rich" ($100,000 and up). Items:

>Eight out of ten in the $100,000-plus income bracket own part of a business or profession.

>As a man climbs...

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