Have you ever wondered how rich you are? Not just compared to your neighbors, your state, or your country, but how rich you are compared to the rest of the globe. Using the Global Rich List, a simple website that determines your global income ranking, you can find out how you compare to the rest of the world. If you're an American, even if you think you're poor, even if you are poor, you'll be surprised at how much worse things could be.
After playing with this calculator for a bit, we found some interesting figures:
- 2008 Median U.S. Household Income was $50,303 ~ #58,911,638 or Top 0.98%
- 2008 Poverty Level for Family of Four was $21,200 ~ #654,128,636 or Top 10.90%
- 2008 Poverty Level for an Individual was $10,400 ~ #793,757,388 or Top 13.22%
- 75.20% of the world lives on less than $1,500 annually
- 39.72% of the world lives on less than $2 per day
Of course, all of these numbers are relative based on currency exchange, price levels of goods and services, etc., but the fact remains that we are much better off in the U.S. than in residents of developing nations.
Recognition of this fact is the thrust of the website as they hope that you will better understand the needs of our global neighbors and move to support them.
To get your global ranking or learn more about the causes supported by Global Rich List, click here to go to their website.