Tangible net worth is one measure of the value of a company. It focuses on physical, tangible assets that can be sold quickly if a company has to liquidate its assets. Obvious examples include plant and equipment, real estate, cash, investments and inventory.Tangible net worth is determined by taking total assets, then subtracting liabilities and intangible assets. Intangible assets include such items as trademarks, patents, brand recognition, goodwill and intellectual property, which may not be saleable if liquidation becomes necessary. For example, Coca-Cola Co. has a large asset on its balance sheet for the value of its trademark, which is known all over the world. This trademark is valued at many millions of dollars. However, the trademark is an intangible asset that would not count as part of Coca-Cola’s tangible net worth. An individual might also refer to his tangible net worth. A person’s tangible net worth is the total of his cash, home, cars, belongings and investments, less any liabilities he has, such as a mortgage and loans. Individuals do not commonly count intangible assets in their net worth, such as reputation or employability, so it is not necessary to subtract them.