Thursday, January 17, 2008

I'm rich!

I'm loaded.
It's official.
I'm the 429,712,644 richest person on earth!

How rich are you? >>

And I didn't even know it!

Well, I kind of figured it out, thanks to the Christian Children's Fund commercials when I was a kid.

I stumbled upon this site, the Global Rich List, which showed me just exactly where I stand in the world from an income standpoint. Just put in your annual income and it will tell you how rich you are. I used my old salary and found myself within the top 7% in the world. The top 7% in the whole world. Wow.

Cool right? I lifted this from their "Why are we doing this?" section:

"We are obsessed with wealth. But we gauge how rich we are by looking upwards at those who have more than us. This makes us feel poor.

We wanted to do something which would help people understand, in real terms, where they stand globally. And make us realise that in fact most of us (who are able to view this web page) are in the privileged minority.

We want people to feel rich. And give some of their extra money to a worthwhile charity."

Sounds good to me! Go check it out and see just how loaded you are.

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Michael T said...

Definitely a cool link. Thanks.

Do all the stuff we know we have to in order to make sure this charity is valid, and I'll get on the donating bandwagon. Even though I don't have pounds to pay with.

I'd say I'll do that in my work break, but I know I'll just keep checking to see if you've done it yet, instead.

Hops said...

Ok, I'm on it. Updates are forthcoming.

Michael T said...

where the updates be at, mate?