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Core definition

Any resource, for example, money, equipment, skills, or social networks that can be used for the production of wealth.

Longer explanation

To become wealthy you need what it takes to create wealth – what we call capital. But capital can take many forms. Classic theorists often focus on economic capital or assets (buildings, ...

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