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Accredited Investor

An individual or institution that meets certain wealth criteria (as defined regulators), and is therefore deemed to be sophisticated enough to participate in private, non-public investments. There are many ways to qualify, including if you are:- An individual that has had income in excess of $200,000 per year in each of the prior two years, and reasonably expects the same for the current year- A spousal couple that has had income in excess of $300,000 per year in each of the prior two years, and reasonably expects the same for the current year- An individual or spousal couple with over $1,000,000 in net worth (excluding the value of their primary residence)- A charitable organization, corporation, partnership or trust with assets in excess of $5,000,000.

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