Tangible Net Worth

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DEFINITION of 'Tangible Net Worth'

A measure of the physical worth of a company, which does not include any value derived from intangible assets such as copyrights, patents and intellectual property. Tangible net worth is calculated by taking a firm's total assets and subtracting the value of all liabilities and intangible assets.

Tangible Net Worth

BREAKING DOWN 'Tangible Net Worth'

In terms of a consumer, tangible net worth is the sum of all your tangible assets (cash, home, cars, etc) less any liabilities you may have. In the financial markets, tangible net worth represents the amount of physical assets a company has net of its liabilities. Thus, it represents the supposed liquidation proceeds a company would fetch if its operations were to cease immediately and the firm was sold off.

Your personal tangible net worth is also a figure that is worth knowing. Do you know yours? Read How To Calculate Your Tangible Net Worth.

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