More millionaires in NL: Bankers, farmers and landlords top the list

Bloemendaal council taxes are the highest in the country. Photo: Jane023 via Wikimedia Commons
Leafy Bloemendaal has the highest percentage of millionaires. Photo: Jane023 via Wikimedia Commons

The number of millionaires in the Netherlands continues to rise and in January 2021, 4% of the country’s households were millionaires on paper at least, national statistics agency CBS said on Monday.

The total – 317,000 – was then up 32,000 on the same period in 2020. The total assets include both property and mortgage debt.

Millionaires had on average €1.6 million in assets while non-millionaires were worth an average of €75,000, the CBS said. Just 3% of the total millionaires had more than €10 million in assets.

Some 60% of the main breadwinners in millionaire households were self employed. Bankers, farmers and landlords were most likely to have over €1 million in assets.

Most millionaires live in Bloemendaal and Laren, where property prices are among the highest in the country.

The Limburg towns of Kerkrade, Brunssum, Landgraaf and Heerlen have the fewest number of millionaires – just 3% of their populations have over €1 million in assets, the CBS said.

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