The Definition of Accredited Investor Remains a Hot Topic

The current rules establish an individual net worth standard of $1,000,000 (excluding the value of the principal residence) and an alternative annual income standard of $200,000 per year for an individual and $300,000 for a married couple. These figures have gone without adjustment since 1982; it is estimated that over 12,000,000 US individuals are now accredited under these guidelines.

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