digital altitude review if you ever doubted the existence of resilience within the american economy, read this: millionaire households are on the rise. the number of affluent u.s. households with net worth of over $1 million, not including primary residence, grew by 8% from 2009 to 2010 and by 16% from 08 to 09. mass-affluent households, with net worth of $500,000 to $999,999 grew 6% from 2009 to 2010 and the number of ultra-affluent, with a net worth of more than $5 million, grew by 8%. overall, the number of u.s. millionaires remains below its 2007 peak of 9.2 million, so this growth is, in large part, not due to a recovery but more a demonstration of resilience. just to counter the theory that the rich are getting richer at the expense of the poor, in 2010, the number of u.s. households with net worth of $100,000 or more hit an all-time high. you did not miss this in mainstream news coverage. it was not mentioned. they were too busy trying to convince you that everybody was being yanked out of their homes, living in cardboard boxes under bridges, or desperately in need of 99 weeks of unemployment welfare, while a handful of righ guys were making off with all the money. ***