Optimism is soaring amongst the world’s wealthiest investors, according to two new surveys.

In the U.S., the number of millionaire households grew to 9.7 million in 2013, up from a post-crisis low of 6.7 million in 2007 and beating the previous pre-financial crisis record, according to the first of the two surveys, from Chicago-based market researcher the Spectrem Group.

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