Median individual net worth in US is 45K; ranks 19th in the world, below Taiwan, Sweden, and Germany

"Americans' median wealth is a mere $44,900 per adult -- half have more, half have less. That's only good enough for 19th place, below Japan, Canada, Australia and much of Western Europe."

[The source has a chart listing the top 20 countries in order by median individual wealth and Taiwan, Sweden, and Germany come in 16th, 17th, and 18th place.]

Tami Luhby, "America's middle class: Poorer than you think," CNN Money, August 5, 2014, accessed September 9, 2014,

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