What is wealth?

  • (noun): Property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or material possessions. The word wealth is derived from the old English weal, which is from an Indo-European word stem. An individual, community, region or country that possesses an abundance of such possessions or resources is known as wealthy.

Read more about Wealth.

Some articles on wealth:

Richard Thornton - Wealth and Obscurity
... Richard Thornton's wealth was remarkable ... name means nothing today, even though in his lifetime his wealth rivalled that of the Rothschilds and the Barings ...
Horatio Alger Myth - Success of Alger's Characters
... usually hold “low-level jobs in companies, often attaining personal stability but not wealth or prominent position.” Some of Alger’s novels assert that material wealth is insignificant ... For Alger’s characters, wealth was the product of a meritocracy, and the direct consequence of “honesty, thrift, self-reliance, industry, a cheerful whistle and an open manly face.” However, in some ...
Agriculture In France - Wealth - Millionaires
... (Crédit Suisse Global wealth report) ... In 2010, among the top 1% of global wealth holders, 4,045 are French ...
Dragon Deities - Astilabor
... or Lesser Deity Alignment Chaotic Neutral or Neutral Portfolio Acquisitiveness, status, wealth Domains Dragon, Protection, Wealth (Cavern and Metal) Superior Io Design details In the Dungeons Dragons role-playing game ... game, Astilabor represents the desire in all dragons to acquire wealth and power ...

More definitions of "wealth":

  • (noun): The quality of profuse abundance.
    Example: "She has a wealth of talent"
  • (noun): The state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money.
    Example: "Great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence"
    Synonyms: wealthiness
  • (noun): An abundance of material possessions and resources.
    Synonyms: riches

Famous quotes containing the word wealth:

    I see an America whose rivers and valleys and lakes, hills and streams and plains; the mountains over our land and nature’s wealth deep under the earth, are protected as the rightful heritage of all the people.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    Without the rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)