Glossary of Terms

Net Worth 2019-05-07 08:00:00

Net Worth

Net worth is a gauge of financial health typically defined as the difference between an individual’s or a business’s assets and liabilities. It is a measure that seeks to quantify the value of an entity’s owned assets, and the abilities of these assets to satisfy all outstanding liabilities. Ultimately, it provides insight into an entity’s financial position at a given point in time.

In business, the balance sheet is commonly referred to as the net worth statement, where a firm’s net worth is considered the shareholders’ equity.