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The world's population is aging at a staggering rate.
By 2050, the median age in Thailand will rise to 50. Anyone from Tom Peters to Faith Popcorn to Wikipedia will be able to shower you with mouth-watering numbers and indicators, highlighting the amassed wealth of baby boomers in mature consumer societies around the world.And let's not forget about dedicated boomer sites and blogs, from The Boomer Blog and Boomer Consumer to The Mature Market.Also, check out Focalyst (the AARP's research branch), the Mature Market Institute and 50plus, all keeping track of the ever more sophisticated needs and wants of cash AND time rich 50+ consumers seeking to get the most out of their second or third life.A quick rundown of the numbers: Born between 19, boomers number some 450 million worldwide (source: MIT Age Lab).(Source: MIT Age Lab.) In the UK, over-50s are currently 20 million strong, growing fast, and hold 80% of the nation's wealth (source: BBC).
Estimated annual spending power of baby boomers is more than USD 2 trillion.
Younger boomers (born 1956-1964) spend most of their money on their children and the mortgage.
Older boomers (born 1946-1955), many of whom are empty nesters, put their money into upgrading their homes and on clothing, spending 13% and 11% more than average on women's and men's apparel, respectively.
(Source: Met Life 2005.) However, not ALL boomers are well-off: in a Focalyst study of more than 30,000 adults over the age of 42 in the US, only 1 in 10 baby boomers can be classified as Boomer Elites, defined as having an annual household pretax income of USD 150,000, or USD 100,000 if retired.
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