The Wealthiest Americans' Top Worry Is ...
Above all, it's health—their spouse's or their own
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2014 4:22 PM CDT
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(Newser) – What's left to worry about when money is no object? Health, apparently. According to a report from two financial-advisory groups, American millionaires with a net worth up to $25 million rank their spouse's health as their number-one concern, Business Insider reports. Those who are merely affluent—with $100,000 to $1 million in net worth—are most concerned about keeping up their current financial position, followed by that of their children and grandchildren. But their next five top-ranking concerns are all health-related:

  • The health of my spouse
  • My own health
  • Family health catastrophe
  • Spending my final years in a care facility
  • Having someone to care for me in my old age
And there are more of them to worry, Time reports: A record 9.63 million US households had a net worth of at least $1 million last year—58% more than in 2008—and those making $100,000 to $1 million also rose over the year before. (Click to see how many members of Congress are millionaires.)

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BrushMan
Mar 24, 2014 9:38 PM CDT
The 1%ers think that only they have health and sickness, and spouses whom they love. We are all brothers, or else we should be.
Jhon_P
Mar 23, 2014 7:31 PM CDT
"American millionaires with a net worth up to $25 million rank their spouse's health as their number-one concern,' . There is always something to stress over, poor people stress over just trying to put food on the table, rich people stress over that "( WITH ALL THAT MONEY)" They are going to die one day.
iq145
Mar 23, 2014 2:00 PM CDT
HAHA! That's when they find out that money can't buy everything like they though it could!