Tuesday, November 23, 2010

How Rich Are You?

You know those lists that tell us whether Bill Gates or Warren Buffet is the richest person on the planet, or that Oprah Winfrey has fallen to number 12?

Here's a calculator that tells you where you'd find your income on that list (the graphic is preloaded with my ranking):

I'm loaded.
It's official.
I'm the 190,434,783 richest person on earth!

How rich are you? >>

Wow, nine digits, I'm pretty far down the list! But thinking about it a bit harder, I'm about 200 millionth on a list of about 6.7 billion. So that's actually in the top 3.17 percent of everyone on Earth.

Not surprisingly, the calculator was put together by CARE, and after you've gotten your result, the site gives a few facts about what it costs to make a difference:
  • $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.
It's not about guilt. It's just information that's easy to avoid when you live in a comfortable place, insulated from anything you don't want to know.

via The Same Rowdy Crowd

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