Getting Rich: What Are Your Odds?

Do you hope to be rich someday? The U.S. had 11.8 million households that were millionaires in 2018 or about 3% of Americans. In the same year, 607 Americans were billionaires — that’s about one in 538,715 of the population. Given these numbers, how good do you think your odds are that you could join the ranks of the wealthy? Let’s look at the percentages of other commonly examined phenomena for comparison.