How Rich Are You?

  • Sk8Tex

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    Sep 15, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
    A fairly straight forward question and most think they already know the answer to that question. I was pointed at an interesting site today I thought I would share with yall since money seems to be a rotating topic lately. I was shocked to find what I thought was poor (ie: me...lol) isnt really that bad off.

    http://globalrichlist.com/

    Accurate statistics? Thoughts? Kinda puts things into perspective if it is accurate...
  • commoncoll

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    Sep 15, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
    I am the 59,805,858th richest person in the world!
    While it does put things in perspective, I can't help but want more.
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    Sep 15, 2010 11:40 PM GMT
    Put down 900000000000000000000000000 and you'll still just be the 107,565th richest person. (Just goes to show that the site doesn't really count the difference between the just-rich-because-you-live-in-a-1st-world-country-rich and the obscenely-rich people in the world), because to a person in the 3rd world, we're all obscenely rich.

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    Sep 16, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
    What if you have more debt than assets? Ahaha there's something you didn't think about did you!
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    Sep 16, 2010 3:07 AM GMT
    There are still over 30,000,000 people ahead of me. I've got a lot of work to do.

    But seriously, this kind of political claptrap makes me just go icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 16, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidWhat if you have more debt than assets?

    Then you must be an American!
  • Roch_Athlete

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    Sep 16, 2010 3:11 AM GMT
    Yeah, top .33% here, by income anyway. They try to make you feel guilty for making a decent living and suggest all of the things we can fund. I feel just fine about what I give, and better about what I do.
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    Sep 16, 2010 3:12 AM GMT
    Cool marketing/fundraising tool.
  • KepaArg

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    Sep 16, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    YEA ME!!

    You're in the TOP 0.91%
    richest people in the world!

  • Halcyonz

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    Sep 16, 2010 3:18 AM GMT

    = 107,565
    You are the 107,565 richest person in the world! You're in the TOP 0.001%
    richest people in the world!


    But, after a certain point (somewhere around 200,000) it seems like the number doesn't change?
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    Sep 16, 2010 3:20 AM GMT
    Halcyonz said
    = 107,565
    You are the 107,565 richest person in the world! You're in the TOP 0.001%
    richest people in the world!

    Um, yeah. Call me skeptical. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • awayfromtheci...

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    Sep 16, 2010 3:22 AM GMT
    cannot be right, I am the 107,000 richest person in the world.
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    Sep 16, 2010 3:26 AM GMT
    This is a gimmick to make you feel guilted into donating money. Im pretty confident in stating that it greatly overstates your position on the list of world wealth holders.

    The top 100,000 in the world have assets of $30m or more.

    There are 9 million with assets of $1m or more worldwide.
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    Sep 16, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    do foodstamps count LMFAO
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    Sep 16, 2010 3:37 AM GMT
    I think the main point is our earning ability vers most all the world. China and India along have about 1.3 billion with a "b" living on nearly no money....We in the developed parts of the world do live a blessed life as far as disposable income is concerned but that does not equate to a happy life automatically. For me true wealth is measured in family and friends...for which I'm a rich man.
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    Sep 16, 2010 3:54 AM GMT
    robb9591 saidI think the main point is our earning ability vers most all the world. China and India along have about 1.3 billion with a "b" living on nearly no money....We in the developed parts of the world do live a blessed life as far as disposable income is concerned


    This is all true, but measurements like this don't take into account cost of living. No one in their right mind would argue that comparing the cost of living in the average US city is the same as the cost of living in the average Chinese city is and is an apples to apples comparison.

    Even within the US, making $100,000 in rural areas puts you in the top percentile. But make $100,000 while living in Manhattan and you're probably not feeling so rich.

    The cost of living in the US is commensurate with the high incomes. And likewise, the cost of living in poorer countries is commensurate with the incomes there.

    A better guide to cost of living is to consider what percentage of monthly income goes toward housing, food, and clothing expenditures.
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    Sep 16, 2010 3:57 AM GMT
    I'm filthy rich...in mind and spirit.icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 16, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    Global_Citizen said
    robb9591 saidI think the main point is our earning ability vers most all the world. China and India along have about 1.3 billion with a "b" living on nearly no money....We in the developed parts of the world do live a blessed life as far as disposable income is concerned


    This is all true, but measurements like this don't take into account cost of living. No one in their right mind would argue that comparing the cost of living in the average US city is the same as the cost of living in the average Chinese city is and is an apples to apples comparison.

    Even within the US, making $100,000 in rural areas puts you in the top percentile. But make $100,000 while living in Manhattan and you're probably not feeling so rich.

    The cost of living in the US is commensurate with the high incomes. And likewise, the cost of living in poorer countries is commensurate with the incomes there.

    A better guide to cost of living is to consider what percentage of monthly income goes toward housing, food, and clothing expenditures.


    No that's not exactly true. The cost of living for basic necessities might be lower, but the difference is in luxury items.

    In the west we consider it fairly normal to go on vacation at least once a year, have a car, have hobbies, eat out every once in a while.

    In those countries with lower cost of living, that's not the case. I saw some numbers the other day on TV (CBC) about at what annual income people start purchasing certain luxury items. Apparently, people start eating meat at $1200 annually, and start buying cars at $6000 annually.

    If your argument were true, there would be a HUGE imbalance in the world economy, and all of us would have moved to China a long time ago.
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    Sep 16, 2010 6:28 AM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidI am so poor!

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    We have another thread like this one
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    you're so hilarious!
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    Sep 16, 2010 6:57 AM GMT
    wow fuckin lame for reaaaaal
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    Sep 16, 2010 12:38 PM GMT
    Tazo995 said
    Global_Citizen said
    robb9591 saidI think the main point is our earning ability vers most all the world. China and India along have about 1.3 billion with a "b" living on nearly no money....We in the developed parts of the world do live a blessed life as far as disposable income is concerned


    This is all true, but measurements like this don't take into account cost of living. No one in their right mind would argue that comparing the cost of living in the average US city is the same as the cost of living in the average Chinese city is and is an apples to apples comparison.

    Even within the US, making $100,000 in rural areas puts you in the top percentile. But make $100,000 while living in Manhattan and you're probably not feeling so rich.

    The cost of living in the US is commensurate with the high incomes. And likewise, the cost of living in poorer countries is commensurate with the incomes there.

    A better guide to cost of living is to consider what percentage of monthly income goes toward housing, food, and clothing expenditures.


    No that's not exactly true. The cost of living for basic necessities might be lower, but the difference is in luxury items.

    In the west we consider it fairly normal to go on vacation at least once a year, have a car, have hobbies, eat out every once in a while.

    In those countries with lower cost of living, that's not the case. I saw some numbers the other day on TV (CBC) about at what annual income people start purchasing certain luxury items. Apparently, people start eating meat at $1200 annually, and start buying cars at $6000 annually.

    If your argument were true, there would be a HUGE imbalance in the world economy, and all of us would have moved to China a long time ago.

    Well, my argument is true and I'm not sure I follow your logic.

    To clarify my position, arguments about global wealth distribution tend to focus heavily on disparity of incomes without taking into account disparity of cost of living, as if the person making $1000 a year in Myanmar still has to pay the same rent and food costs of a person in the U.S. That's obviously not the case.

    If a person makes $50,000 a year living in Cambodia, they're probably the richest person in their village. That's because the cost of everything is a fraction of what it is in western nations. But a person making $50,000 a year in the U.S. is around average and not at all rich due to commensurately more expensive costs for everything.

    So to make the implication (as many people do) that western nations deprive people in poorer countries of wealth because they make a much higher income is to deny the disparity in cost of living.

    Compare the two using an index that takes into account cost of living as I suggested previously and suddenly there is not as great a difference between the western person and the person in Cambodia.
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    Sep 16, 2010 12:47 PM GMT
    Not rich at all. I have no money in my wallet and $0.26 in my bank account icon_biggrin.gif My bus card has $3.00 in it though
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    Sep 17, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    my BF and i are the 12,046,829 richest people in the world. nah!! i dont think so. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • 4travel

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    Sep 17, 2010 9:28 PM GMT
    I am comfortable, I am free, I have some good friends and I am in good health...

    I am "rich" enough ;)