What Wealthy People Know

Did you know…?

  • The Wilshire 5000 is made up of 3,492 publicly traded companies
  • Total listed domestic companies fell from 7,322 at its peak in 1996 to 3,671 in 2016, a 50% decrease
  • There were 90% fewer IPOs in 2016 vs. 1996 peak
  • 140 public companies represent more than 50% of the total U.S. market capitalization
  • There are more than 5,900,000 private companies in the U.S.
  • Number of U.S. “unicorns” (private companies worth more than $1bn) has grown from 39 in 2013 to 134 today

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