So just how rich are we who live in the U.S. ? According to one estimate we are blessed in our monetary worth and you can look at this interactive Web site to see where you rank. According to the Web site, if you made the average wage in the U.S. of $52,000 a year in 2009, you would rank in the top 1% of the world. The Web site will also rank your worth in yen, pounds, euros, and Canadian dollars as well as U.S. dollars.

The figures are being based on The World Bank Research Group on a world population of 6 billion people with an average worldwide income of $5,000 a year. But you must be aware of one gimmick that the site uses for your free results. It asks that you contribute to an organization called Care. Its site also states:


How do you feel about that? A bit richer we hope. Richer and ready to give some of your newly found wealth to those who need it most. It not hard – just slip your hand in your pocket and pull out something special. Something that can help redress the balance – and also make you feel uncommonly good.

All you have to do is make a choice.

$8 could buy you 15 organic apples OR 25 fruit trees for farmers in Honduras to grow and sell fruit at their local market.

$30 could buy you an ER DVD Boxset OR a First Aid kit for a village in Haiti.

$73 could buy you a new mobile phone OR a new mobile health clinic to care for AIDS orphans in Uganda.

$2400 could buy you a second generation High Definition TV OR schooling for an entire generation of school children in an Angolan village.

So if you wish, drop by the site and see where you rank in the world. You may be pleasantly surprised to see how rich you really are.

Comments as always are welcome.

The Global Rich List is located here.


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