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Welcome to our comprehensive guide on the world’s top accredited investors and qualified purchasers. This article provides an exclusive list of the most astute and distinguished individuals and groups who have successfully navigated the high-stakes world of investments. From TIGER 21 to Goldfingr, YPO to MyEO Angels, we’ve handpicked a compilation of investment groups that have made their mark in the industry.
We also delve into the definitions and differences between high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals, and the kind of access and influence billionaires command. However, it’s not all rosy at the top, and we also explore the unique challenges faced by these individuals. So, whether you’re an aspiring investor or just curious about the world of high finance, this guide offers a fascinating insight into the realm of the financial elite.”
Qualified purchasers typically have broader investment opportunities then accredited investors. After all, if an investor meets the $5M investment threshold for qualified purchaser status, they will also typically meet the $1M net worth threshold for accredited investor status—meaning they can invest in 3(c)(1) funds.

List of Accredited Investor & Qualified Purchaser Investment Groups

  • TIGER 21
  • Goldfingr
  • YPO
  • MyEO Angels
  • Long Angle
  • The Real Estate Crowdfunding Review
  • 506 Investor Group
  • Global Ritossa Family
  • Asian American Investors Group
  • Institute for Private Investors
  • Markets Group
  • ValueInvestorsClub
  • R360 Global
  • For Investors By Investors

TIGER 21 is an acronym that stands for The Investment Group for Enhanced Results in the 21st Century. Most members typically have a net worth of over $30 million dollars. The group has been featured in over 250 articles since inception by 60 publications locally, nationally, and internationally. Founded in 1999, TIGER 21 is a well respected high net worth investor group founded by Michael W. Sonnenfeldt.

Reddit Investors

Reddit is a great place for investors to high net worth individuals to discuss wanting to become Financially Independent (FI), which means not having to work for money. Financial Independence is closely related to the concept of Early Retirement/Retiring Early (RE) – quitting your job/career and pursuing other activities with your time. At its core, FI/RE is about maximizing your savings rate (through less spending and/or higher income) to achieve FI and have the freedom to RE as fast as possible. FatFire is another level of Fire which is a higher level of wealth.


YPO is an American-based worldwide leadership community of chief executives with approximately 29,000 members in more than 130 countries, according to the organization’s 2019 YPO international fact sheet.

MyEO Angels is an angel network formed by members of EO (Entrepreneurs Organization), one of the world’s most influential community of entrepreneurs.

Long Angle is a global community for high net worth investors. They help each other achieve greater personal finance success. Long Angle does not charge membership fees.

This is a trusted network of successful peers. Credible, unbiased advice without hidden agendas. Private online forum and regular live online workshops.

They also provide unbiased information about how other HNW+ individuals approach insurance, investing, credit, spending, service providers, tax strategy and more. The group provides Member-sourced exclusive deal flow.

Highly curated to select best opportunities across real estate, angel, hedge funds, VC, crypto, private equity, cleantech, and structured settlements.

Private Investor Club is headed by Ian Ippolito, who founded the club in 2015.

As a former serial tech-entrepreneur, Ian wanted a conflict-of-interest-free place to find new investments, discuss their pros and cons, and negotiate better terms.

The club began as an organic offshoot of conversations with other investors from Ian’s other website, which, within a couple of years, had grown very quickly. New members generally came in, and continue to enter, via word-of-mouth and referrals from existing members.

This is an alternative investments club (real estate, litigation finance, royalties, private debt, private equity, venture capital, and much more) with 6,200+ members and over $14.1 billion in investable assets.

Group of accredited real estate investors that has invested over $2 billion in crowdfunded & syndicated real estate deals. The group invested $860 million in deals that had exclusive terms for 506 members in 2021. The group often gets early access to real estate investments, exclusive access to private deals, lower minimums, and lower sponsor fees. Yearly growth rate is excess of 300%.
The Ritossa family has been associated with investment excellence for generations with a family history spanning six centuries. Originating from the Veneto region of Italy, with deep roots in the Middle East, the family is recognised as one of the world’s most respected leaders in the family office community, with headquarters in Dubai.
Asian American Investors Group (AAIG) is a private peer-to-peer organization where membership is by invitation only. AAIG is created for all investors of (full and/or partial) Asian descent who meet the “accredited investor” criteria as defined by Rule 501 of Regulation D of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AAIG consists of family offices, high-net-worth/ultra-high-net-worth individuals, and institutional investors.
The Institute for Private Investors is a private membership organization offering non-commercial investor education, in-person networking and an online community to over 1000 ultra-high-net-worth investors from over 30 countries and 41 U.S states.
Markets Group is an executive network and forum organizer, serving financial professionals who want to enable and innovate their business, and their industry.
Value Investors Club is an exclusive online investment club where top investors share their best ideas.
R360 is an oasis for exceptional individuals and their families. What makes them “exceptional”? First and foremost, it’s their character. Our Membership Committee looks for people who exemplify these values:
FOR INVESTORS BY INVESTORS (FIBI) is an environment where investors can learn from and network with other investors and NOT get pitched books, tapes, coaching or boot camps. We truly believe in the power of helping others invest without having to receive something in return.
Gaingels is amongst the largest investors in the world aiming to deliver consistently above-market returns, while increasing visibility, representation, and access for all underrepresented communities in venture capital. Gaingels co-invests with select venture capital leads in companies resolved on building diverse and inclusive teams. We seek to drive top returns while influencing the ecosystem and representing the LGBTQ community, its allies, and a diverse group of investors within the capital stack of its portfolio companies.

White Coat Investors is a private group that gives physicians, dentists, physical therapists, attorneys, PAs, NPs, pharmacists, similar high income professionals with graduate-level education, their spouses, & their students a private place to discuss personal finance & investing issues relevant to them. This group is an extension of The White Coat Investor to help those who wear the white coat to get a “fair shake” on Wall Street with secondary missions to feed our entrepreneurial spirit & to connect high income professionals with the “good guys” in the financial services industry. The rules for the group are designed around these missions.

Goldfingr is a Global club & Social Investing platform. We provide investment opportunities, resources, and experiences to our members powered by $GFT

Tech Coast Angels a the leading source of funding to early-stage companies in Southern California. TCA has over 450 members and is also one of the largest angel networks in the world. An analysis by CB Insights ranked TCA No.1 out of 370 angel groups on “Network Centrality” and No. 5 overall in “Investor Mosaic.”

Limited Partner or LP Investor Events & Conferences

National Association of Investment Companies

The largest network of diverse-owned alternative investment firms. They connect diverse-owned firms, institutional investors, and industry professionals with each other. They create meaningful interactions between member firms and institutional investors. They educate and empower the next generation of diverse general partners and alternative investment professionals.

The iConnections conference is the largest cap intro event in the world. Here you can schedule face-to-face meetings with the allocators and managers you want to meet with the most. Over 14000 meetings, 3500 attendees, 1000 allocators, 700 managers, and 170 speakers over the past couple events.

High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth Individuals

Accredited investors or qualified purchasers are also known as high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals. What does that mean?
  • High Net Worth (HNW): A high net worth individual is typically defined as someone with investable assets (excluding primary residence) between $1 million and $5 million. This includes liquid assets such as cash, stocks, bonds, and real estate investments.
  • Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW): An ultra high net worth individual is generally defined as someone with investable assets (excluding primary residence) above $30 million. This category represents individuals who possess substantial wealth and often have diverse investment portfolios, extensive business interests, and access to specialized financial services.

Understanding the Different Levels of Wealth Depending on Net Worth

This post is an excerpt from the Reddit FatFire community by Euphoricsoul:

Worth $10mm-$30mm liquid (exclusive of value of primary residence).

At this level, your needs are met. You can live very comfortably at a 4-star/5-star level. You can book a $2000 suite for a special occasion. You can fly first class internationally (sometimes). You have a very nice house, you can afford any healthcare you need, no emergency financial situation can destroy your life. But you are not “rich” in the way that money doesn’t matter. You still have to be prudent and careful with most decisions unless you are on the upper end of this scale, where you truly are becoming insulated from personal financial stress. (Business stress exists at all levels). The banking world still doesn’t classify you as ‘ultra-high net worth’

Net worth of $30mm-$100mm

At this point, you start playing with the big boys. You can fly private (though you normally charter a flight or own a jet fractionally through Net Jets or the like), You stay at 5 star hotels, you have multiple residences, you vacation in prime time (you rent a ski-in, ski-out villa in Aspen for Christmas week or go to Monaco for the grand Prix, or Canne for the Film Festival–for what its worth, rent on these places can run $5k-20k+ per NIGHT.), you run or have a controlling interest in a big company, you socialize with Congressmen, Senators and community leaders, and you are an extremely well respected member in any community outside the world’s great cities. (In Beverly Hills, you are a minor player at $80 million. Unless you really throw your weight around and pay out the nose, you might not get a table at the city’s hottest restaurant). You can buy any car you want. You have personal assistants and are starting to have ‘people’ that others have to talk to to get to you. You can travel ANYWHERE in any style. You can buy pretty much anything that normal people think of as ‘rich people stuff’


I know its a wide range, but life doesn’t change much when you go from being worth $200mm-$900mm. At this point, you have a private jet, multiple residences with staff, elite cars at each residence, ownership or significant control over a business/entity that most of the public has heard of, if its your thing, you can socialize with movie stars/politicians/rock stars/corporate elite/aristocracy. You might not get invite to every party, but you can go pretty much everywhere you want. You definitely have ‘people’ and staff. The world is full of ‘yes men’. Your ability to buy things becomes an art. One of your vacation home may be a 5 bedroom villa on acreage in Cabo, but that’s not impressive. You own a private island? Starting to be cool, but it depends on the island. You just had dinner with Senator X and Governor Y at your home? Cool. But your billionaire friend just had dinner with the President. You have a new Ferrari? Your friend thinks their handling sucks and has a classic, only-five-exist-in-the-world-type of car. Did I mention women? Because at this level, they are all over the place. Every event, most parties. The polo club. Ultra-hot, world class, smart women. Power and money are an aphrodisiac and you have it in spades. Anything thing you want from women at this point you will find a willing and beautiful partner. You might not emotionally connect, but damn, she’s hot. One thing that gets rare at this level? friends and family that love you for who you are. They exist, but it is pretty damn hard to know which ones they are.


I am going to exclude the $10b+ crowd, because they live a head-of-state life. But at $1b, life changes. You can buy anything. ANYTHING. In broad terms, this is what you can buy: Access. You now can just ask your staff to contact anyone and you will get a call back. I have seen this first hand and it is mind-blowing the level of access and respect $1 billion+ gets you. In this case, I wanted to speak with a very well-known billionaire businessman (call him billionaire #1 for a project that interested billionaire #2. I mentioned that it would be good to talk to billionaire #1 and B2 told me that he didn’t know him. But he called his assistant in. “Get me the xxxgolf club directory. Call B1 at home and tell him I want to talk to him.” Within 60 minutes, we had a call back. I was in B1’s home talking to him the next day. B2’s opinion commanded that kind of respect from a peer. Mind blowing. The same is true with access to almost any Senator/Governor of a billionaires party (because in most cases, he is a significant donor). You meet on an occasional basis with heads-of-state and have real conversations with them. Which leads to

Influence. Yes, you can buy influence. As a billionaire, you have many ways to shape public policy and the public debate, and you use them. This is not in any evil way. the ones I know are passionate about ideas and are trying to do what they feel is best (just like you would). But they just had an hour with the Governor privately, or with the Secretary of Health, or the buy ads or lobbyists. The amount of influence you have can be heady.

Time. Yes, you can buy time. You literally never wait for anything. Travel? you fly private. Show up at the airport, sit down in the plane and the door closes and you take off in 2 minutes, and fly directly to where you are going. The plane waits for you. If you decide you want to leave at anytime, you drive (or take a helicopter to the airport and you leave. The pilots and stewardess are your employees. They do what you tell them to do. Dinner? Your driver drops you off at the front door and waits a few blocks away for however long you need. The best table is waiting for you. The celebrity chef has prepared a meal for you (because you give him so much catering business he wants you VERY happy) and he ensures service is impeccable. Golf? Your club is so exclusive there is always a tee time and no wait. Going to the Super bowl or Grammy’s? You are whisked behind velvet ropes and escorted past any/all lines to the best seats in the house.

Experiences. Dream of it and you can have it. Want to play tennis with Pete Sampras (not him in particular, but that type of star)? Call his people. For a donation of $100k+ to his charity, you could probably play a match with him. Like Blink182? There is a price where they would simply come play at your private party. Love art? Your people could arrange for the curator of the Louvre to show you around and even show you masterpieces that have not been exhibited in years. Love Nascar? How about racing the top driver on a closed track? Love science? Have a dinner with Bill Nye and Neil dGT. Love politics? have Hillary Clinton come speak at a dinner for you and your friends, just pay her speaking fee. Your mind is the only limit to what is available. Because donations/fees get you anyone. The same is true with stuff. You like pianos? How about owning one Mozart used to compose music on? This is the type of stuff you can do.

IMPACT. Your money can literally change the world and change lives. It is almost too much of a burden to think about. Clean water for a whole village forever? chump change. A dying child need a transplant? Hell…you could just build and fund a hospital and do it for a region.

RESPECT. The respect you get at this level is just over-the-top. You are THE MAN in almost every circle. Governors look up to you. Fortune 500 CEOs look up to you. Presidents and Kings look at you as a peer.

PERSPECTIVE. The wealthiest person I have spent time with makes about $400mm/year. i couldn’t get my mind around that until I did this: OK–let’s compare it with someone who makes $40,000/year. It is 10,000x more. Now let’s look at prices the way he might. A new Lambo–$235,000 became $23.50. First class ticket internationally? $10,000 becomes $1. A full time executive level helper? $8,000/month becomes $0.80/month. A $10mm piece of art you love? $1000. Expensive, so you have to plan a bit. A suite at the best hotel in NYC $10,000/night is $1/night. A $50million home in the Hamptons? $5,000. There is literally nothing you can’t buy except.

Love. Sorry to sound so trite, but it is nearly impossible to have a normal emotional relationship at this level. It is hard to sacrifice for another person when you are never asked to sacrifice ANYTHING. Money can solve all problems for someone, so you offer it, because there is so much else to do. Your time is SOOOO valuable that you ration it. And that makes you lose connections with people.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is an Accredited Investor?

An accredited investor is an individual or a business entity that is allowed to trade securities that may not be registered with financial authorities. They are entitled to this privileged access by satisfying at least one requirement regarding their income, net worth, asset size, governance status, or professional experience.

2. What is a Qualified Purchaser?

A qualified purchaser is an investor who is allowed to invest in more complex strategies and vehicles, such as hedge funds. They typically have broader investment opportunities than accredited investors. If an investor meets the $5M investment threshold for qualified purchaser status, they will also typically meet the $1M net worth threshold for accredited investor status.

3. What are some of the top Accredited Investor & Qualified Purchaser Investment Groups?

Some of the top groups include TIGER 21, Goldfingr, YPO, MyEO Angels, Long Angle, The Real Estate Crowdfunding Review, 506 Investor Group, Global Ritossa Family, Asian American Investors Group, Institute for Private Investors, Markets Group, ValueInvestorsClub, R360 Global, For Investors By Investors, and others.

4. What is the difference between High Net Worth (HNW) and Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) individuals?

A high net worth individual is typically defined as someone with investable assets (excluding primary residence) between $1 million and $5 million. An ultra high net worth individual is generally defined as someone with investable assets (excluding primary residence) above $30 million.

5. What kind of access and influence do billionaires have?

Billionaires have significant access and influence. They can get in touch with almost anyone, shape public policy and public debate, and buy almost anything. They can have unique experiences, command respect in almost every circle, and their money can have a significant impact on the world.

6. What are the challenges faced by billionaires?

Despite their wealth, billionaires face challenges in maintaining normal emotional relationships. It’s hard to sacrifice for another person when you are never asked to sacrifice anything. Also, it can be difficult to discern who truly loves them for who they are, given the amount of wealth and influence they possess.

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