Where are you on the global rich list?

According to my calculation at the global rich list, if you’re on the dole in Britain, you’re likely one of the richest people in the world – an income of £80 per week, with no other benefits or income would put you in the top 14% richest people in the world.

We nearly always focus more on comparing ourselves with those richer than us, and ignore those who have less, as if they didn’t count. Feeling pressured to keep up with the Joneses? Think of all those people out there who dream of being half as rich as you.

2 thoughts on “Where are you on the global rich list?

  1. Max de Vries

    A strong point, which I agree with, but do all these stats take account of purchasing power and local cost of living?

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  2. Chris Post author

    It’s a very simplistic calculation, and yes it would be worthwhile project do to the more sophisticated calculation. But as you say, even as-is it makes a point

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