28 October 2016

Wealthy people donate almost €8000 to charities

Dutch people with a disposable income of at least €500,000 give an average of €7,915 per year to charities. Research conducted by ABN AMRO MeesPierson and Maastricht University found that wealthy people in paid employment donated the most (€12,992 on average), followed by entrepreneurs (€10,349). Those with inherited wealth gave by far the least (€2,802). As a percentage of their capital, wealthy employees also donated the most (0.5%) and heirs the least (0.1%).