How rich is rich? According to a survey conducted by investment managers Neuberger & Bergman, the answer is between one and five million dollars in assets. They sponsored a survey of people who stood to give or receive inheritances and, paradoxically, fifty five percent of those whose assets were in the one million to five million dollar range didn’t consider themselves wealthy.
For me, a far better measure of wealth is not the total value of the things you have, but rather the total number of things you have for which you would not take money. The Bible says, ‘There are those that make themselves rich, yet have nothing; and there are those who appear to be poor, yet have great riches.’ Or put another way, ‘A pretentious, showy life is empty; but a plain and simple life is a full life.’