The accumulation of capital
is the gathering or amassing of objects of value as judged by one's perceived reproductive interest group; the increase in wealth through concentration; or the creation of wealth. Capital
is money or a financial asset invested for the purpose of making more money (whether in the form of profit, rent, interest, royalties, capital gain or some other kind of return). This activity forms the basis of the economic system of capitalism
, where economic activity is structured around the accumulation of capital (investment in order to realize a financial profit).