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Yeshanu
09-04-2008, 11:59 PM
Are you? (http://www.globalrichlist.com/)

'Cause I sure am, in fact, I'm richer than 89% of the world's population. Makes you think, doesn't it?

Shadow_Ferret
09-05-2008, 12:03 AM
Geez. I'm in the top 1.72%. What the heck? Why am I living paycheck to paycheck barely making ends meet?

alleycat
09-05-2008, 12:05 AM
I'm the red guy on the right end and I want to stay there!

;-)

alleycat
09-05-2008, 12:06 AM
Geez. I'm in the top 1.72%. What the heck? Why am I living paycheck to paycheck barely making ends meet?
You have cable TV.

maestrowork
09-05-2008, 12:07 AM
Top 0.33%? WTF?

This thing is rigged.

mscelina
09-05-2008, 12:09 AM
LMAO! And I, on the other hand, am poor. HA!

sassandgroove
09-05-2008, 12:11 AM
I have my husband and my dog and goodfamily and friends, so I'd say yes. I didn't click that linky.


ok- i clicked it but I'm dubious.

Yeshanu
09-05-2008, 12:11 AM
My son will be getting a disability allowance soon of about $750 a month, because he's autistic and will never be able to work. That will put him in the top 14% of the world's population as far as income.

StoryG27
09-05-2008, 12:12 AM
According to this, we're in the top 9%. According the the US Poverty guideline, we're just barely over the line for a family of four.

Yeshanu
09-05-2008, 12:12 AM
Top 0.33%? WTF?

This thing is rigged.


No, it's not. It just includes everyone in the world, not just those in developed countries. Far too many people exist on less than a dollar a day.

And can I borrow some cash, Ray?

JoNightshade
09-05-2008, 12:13 AM
Anyone who lives in a first-world nation is rich. To survive in a first-world nation, you HAVE to be rich by the world's standards. There's simply no comparison between first and third worlds. That's why they're different "worlds."

Which is not to say we aren't hugely fortunate for all the resources we have. Even if we're living paycheck to paycheck we can still go to a public library and use the internet. Meanwhile, in some places around the world, people have never even seen a computer.

CACTUSWENDY
09-05-2008, 12:15 AM
Well, I am number.....760,143,059 richest person in the world.

The top 12.66%.

We in the first world countires seem to forget so much.

Pagey's_Girl
09-05-2008, 12:17 AM
As for me:
You are the 429,712,644 richest person in the world!

I'm in the top 7.16%. Think I'll be staring in the next version of The Apprentice (I know, spelling....) anytime soon? "Okay, you are like, so fired!"

ETA - I'm just being flippant. Forgive me :)

joyce
09-05-2008, 12:19 AM
I'm in the top .98%. I feel so poor though.

maestrowork
09-05-2008, 12:46 AM
No, it's not. It just includes everyone in the world, not just those in developed countries. Far too many people exist on less than a dollar a day.

Yeah, but they also don't spend $4.25 on a latte. I think they need to have another test for cost of living, or at least do it by networth and the relative cost of living.

I mean, sure, if I move to rural China now I'd live like a mountain king. But where TF is my latte?

Yeshanu
09-05-2008, 12:49 AM
*shakes head*












I drank it. :D

Deccydiva
09-05-2008, 12:53 AM
I'm 696,829,616th - in the top 11.61%.
It doesn't take account of assets and liabilities though, which my income is trying to keep the right way round.

WendyNYC
09-05-2008, 12:55 AM
I mean, sure, if I move to rural China now I'd live like a mountain king. But where TF is my latte?

You could always hire your own personal team of baristas in rural China.

Shadow_Ferret
09-05-2008, 12:55 AM
I mean, sure, if I move to rural China now I'd live like a mountain king. But where TF is my latte?
WTH? You're forgoing the mountain king thing for a stupid latte?

*pinches wendy for beating him to the punchline*

Robert Toy
09-05-2008, 01:01 AM
Yeah, but they also don't spend $4.25 on a latte. I think they need to have another test for cost of living, or at least do it by networth and the relative cost of living.

I mean, sure, if I move to rural China now I'd live like a mountain king. But where TF is my latte?
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&rlz=1T4ADBF_enFR287FR288&resnum=0&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=starbucks+in+beijing&fb=1&view=text&sa=X&oi=local_group&resnum=1&ct=more-results&cd=1

Spoiled for choice.

JoNightshade
09-05-2008, 01:08 AM
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&rlz=1T4ADBF_enFR287FR288&resnum=0&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=starbucks+in+beijing&fb=1&view=text&sa=X&oi=local_group&resnum=1&ct=more-results&cd=1

Spoiled for choice.

Just wanted to point out that Beijing is NOT rural China. ;)

maestrowork
09-05-2008, 01:48 AM
OOh. Maybe it's a hoax to target the IP addresses of all the people telling it what their income is???

So, was it wrong for me to type in $123,456,789?

Plus I'm at Starbucks now. Not in (rural) Beijing, though.

maestrowork
09-05-2008, 02:15 AM
Writing, or trying to write, or trying to try to write.

JLCwrites
09-05-2008, 02:50 AM
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rhymegirl
09-05-2008, 04:16 AM
When I typed in my husband's income it turns out we're quite rich. (by the standards of the scale.)

When I typed in MY measly little pathetic starving writer income, it turns out I'm still rich. I kinda like that!