Where is the breakdown as of the fourth quarter of 2009?
Assets $68.2 Trillion
- Real Estate $18.2 Trillion
- Other Non-Financial Property $4.8 Trillion
- Financial Assets $45.1 Trillion
-- Cash and Equivalent $7.7 Trillion
-- Bonds and Loans Payable $4.2 Trillion
-- Corporate Equity $7.7 Trillion
-- Mutual Funds $4.4 Trillion
-- Life Insurance Reserves $1.2 Trillion
-- Pension Reservers $11.8 Trillion
-- Closely Held Businesses $6.5 Trillion
-- Other Financial Assets $1.5 Trillion
Liabilities $14.0 Trillion
- Mortgages $10.3 Trillion
- Consumer Credit $2.5 Trillion
- Other $1.2 Trillion
Net Worth $54.2 Trillion.
For comparison's sake, the richest man in the world according to the issue of Forbes released today, has a net worth of $54 billion (about 1/1000th of the total for the United States).
Of course, there is huge variation in household net worth. Wealth is highly concentrated. We are a long way from equality. For example:
[W]hite women in the prime working years of ages 36-49 have a median wealth of $42,600 (still only 61% of their white male counterparts), the median wealth for women of color is only $5.
Once they get past their childbearing/rearing years, single black women do better. Their net worth rises to nearly $60,000 for the 50 to 65 cohort. But single white women show a greater increase in net worth across the two age groups, of nearly $70,000. . . .
Black women, in general, were more likely to have participated in the subprime loan crisis with upper-income black women being five times more likely to have received a high-cost mortgage than upper-income white men.