The Invulnerable Luxury Consumer: Findings from The 2014 Survey Of Affluence And Wealth In America

Now in its ninth year, the annual Survey of Affluence and Wealth, produced by Time Inc. Affluent Media Group and YouGov, one of the world’s largest research and consulting organizations, focuses on the attitudes and aptitudes of the world’s elite consumers. The dual foci of this 2014 Survey includes over 1,700 U.S. individuals with a minimum of $100,000 in discretionary household income. These respondents are demographically representative of the 12.1 million households at the top 10% of the U.S. economy.

Second, and also for the first time this year, the global sample of the Survey of Affluence & Wealth adds in 2,500 non-U.S. consumers at the upper end of their individual country’s economy from the United Kingdom, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain), Asia (China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore) and the United Arab Emirates. The Global sample represents the top 10% of households in each respective country. Data collected from these countries addresses lifestyle goals, shopping, economic trends, brands and category participation.

Susan Kime

Susan Kime's career combines publishing, journalism and editing. She was the Destination Club/Fractional Update Editor for Elite Traveler, and senior club news correspondent for The Robb Report's Vacation Homes. Her work has been published in Stratos, Luxury Living, European CEO, The London Telegraph, Caviar Affair, ARDA Developments, and Luxist/AOL. She was the Editor-in-Chief of Travel Conno...(Read More)

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