The United States, thanks to the free-market capitalist system, creates more wealthy people than the rest of the world — by a long shot.
More than 45,000 people in the United States have a net worth of at least $50-100 million, according to a 2013 Global Wealth Report from the Research Institute.
While the Huffington Post is quick to point out that “our 400 wealthier people are worth more than the entire bottom half of the country combined,” the outlet may be missing the point. America breeds success and opportunity in a way that no other country can compare.
Take a look at the chart below: