The vast majority of the wealthiest baby boomers earned their own wealth. According to a recent survey by U.S. Trust of the richest 1% of Americans born between 1946 and 1964, 48% earned their wealth from corporate jobs. Some 36% cited a professional practice and 31% said they got it from owning a business.

Some other survey results:

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