What Does It Mean To Be An ‘Accredited Investor’?

If you’ve grown tired of investing in the same old boring publicly traded companies, bonds and commodities and want to open up a new world of investment, maybe you have what it takes to be a member of the SEC’s elite club of accredited investors.

Accredited investors have access to securities that no other investors can touch. 


In order to qualify as accredited, an investor must meet one of the following two conditions:

1. Individual income of $200,000 or more (or joint income with a spouse of $300,000 or more) in each of the last two years and a reasonable means of maintaining that income level in the future.

2. Net worth of more than $1 million, excluding the value of a primary residence.

How To Become An Accredited Investor

If you are part of the rare group that wasn’t immediately shut down by the two conditions outlined above…

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