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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use mdy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or valuable material possessions. This includes the core meaning as held in the originating old English word weal, which is from an Indo-European word stem.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> An individual, community, region or country that possesses an abundance of such possessions or resources to the benefit of the common good is known as wealthy.

The modern concept of wealth is of significance in all areas of economics, and clearly so for growth economics and development economics yet the meaning of wealth is context-dependent. At the most general level, economists may define wealth as "anything of value" that captures both the subjective nature of the idea and the idea that it is not a fixed or static concept. Various definitions and concepts of wealth have been asserted by various individuals and in different contexts.<ref name="goulet">Denis "Authentic Development: Is it Sustainable?", pp. 189-205 in Building Sustainable Societies, Dennis Pirages, ed., M. E. Sharpe, ISBN 1-56324-738-0, ISBN 978-1-56324-738-5. (1996)</ref> Defining wealth can be a normative process with various ethical implications, since often wealth maximization is seen as a goal or is thought to be a normative principle of its own.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref><ref name="Heilbroner">Robert L. Heilbroner, 1987 [2008. The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, v. 4, pp. 880-83. Brief preview link.</ref>

United Nations definition of inclusive wealth is a monetary measure which includes the sum of natural, human and physical assets.<ref name="wealth">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="Inclusive Wealth Report - IHDP">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Natural capital includes land, forests, fossil fuels, and minerals. Human capital is the population's education and skills. Physical (or "manufactured") capital includes such things as machinery, buildings, and infrastructure. Qatar is the wealthiest country in the world per capita.<ref>Persian Gulf 2013: India's Relations With the Region - Page 171, P.R. Kumaraswamy - 2014</ref>

Wealth sections
Intro  Definition   Amount of wealth in the world   Philosophical analysis  Economic analysis  Sociological treatments  Wealth in the form of land  Anthropological views  See also   References   

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