I don’t get to visit homes valued at $1,000,000 (or $2,000,000 in California) very often if at all. If I were to visit these homes, I would see designed kitchens, wine cellars, entertainment rooms, wet bars, and theater seating. I’m far from being able to afford the amenities often considered a necessity such as security systems, professional landscapers, and in-ground pools.
The 300 wealthy people surveyed don’t have everything, though. According to the CNN article, “Only 5 percent employ personal assistants, 4 percent have a live-in housekeeper and 1 percent a driver. That [is] despite the fact that 43 percent made more than $500,000 a year and another 41 percent earned between $200,000 and $500,000.”