Rich and poor

How rich are you?

This is the question posed by the Global Rich List, a site I stumbled upon today while glancing at a friend’s Facebook page. The site requires you to enter your annual income (in British pounds, US dollars, Canadian dollars, Chinese yen, or euro) to see where you rank in comparison to people across the globe.

According to them, I’m the 1,057,270,585 richest person in the world, placing me at the top 17.62% in the world.


That’s me, a “poor” college student who works one job and occasionally babysits. That’s just my personal income… not much more than enough to spend a little, give a little, save a little. I float on top of a lot more wealth due to the fact that I’m still a dependent (thank you, Mom & Dad).

For perspective:

$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.

Another link to consider: Slavery Footprint


2 thoughts on “Rich and poor

  1. Wow! how we fail to place the little things into perspective daily. what a great reminder of all the blessings we have and the need for us to have generous hearts!

  2. Fascinating perspective . It always amazes me that those with the most are often noticing how little they have. Thanks for the pause for gratitude

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