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May 02, 2004

I'm rich!

And you most likely are too, but it's not what you're thinking. According to the Global Rich List, my unimpressive (read: average) salary places me in the top 0.899% richest people in the world. I'm the world's 53,957,565th richest person, and there are 5,946,042,435 people poorer than me.

Wow.

Notions of wealth are entirely subjective of course, but you (should) get the idea. Plug in your salary and see what you find.

Wired has the lowdown:

"An annual household income of $42,200 -- the U.S. median in 2001 -- is enough to land someone in the world's richest 1 percent, according to the site."

"'The idea is to really make people think about how rich they are compared to the rest of the world,' said Nicolas Roope, one of the site's creators. 'In the West, we tend to obsess about celebrities and the super-rich. This is a really simple way to turn that on its head.'"

Posted at 14:20
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