And Now For Some Perspective

by | Oct 22, 2005

According to Global Rich List, my annual income places me among the top 0.839% richest people in the world (there’s only 50 million people between me and Bill Gates).

There are 5,949,632,435 people in the world poorer (in financial terms) than me.

Global Rich List is the work of Poke in London. Here’s what inspired them to create the site.

We are obsessed with wealth. But we gauge how rich we are by looking upwards at those who have more than us. This makes us feel poor.

We wanted to do something which would help people understand, in real terms, where they stand globally. And make us realise that in fact most of us (who are able to view this web page) are in the privileged minority.

We want people to feel rich. And give some of their “extra” money to a worthwhile charity.

By the way, the world’s 225 richest people now have a combined wealth of $1 trillion. That’s equal to the combined annual income of the world’s 2.5 billion poorest people.