Sunday, June 24

How rich are you?

You are reading the blog of the 617,928,589 richest person in the world--me! I am surprisingly in the top 10.3% of the world's wealthiest people. Want to know where you rank? Be ready for a shock! Bryan Riley steered me to the Global Rich List that ranks the world's richest people based on income.

"Every year we gaze enviously at the lists of the richest people in world. Wondering what it would be like to have that sort of cash. But where would you sit on one of those lists? Here's your chance to find out."


Three billion people live on less than $2 per day while 1.3 billion get by on less than $1 per day. Seventy percent of those living on less than $1 per day are women.

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.

Three decades ago, the people in well-to-do countries were 30 times better off than those in countries where the poorest 20 percent of the world's people live. By 1998, this gap had widened to 82 times.


antonio said...

This makes (or should)you appreciate what you have. Even though my salary is almost nothing in most of the Western world's eyes, I still rank in the richest of the world.

Strider said...

Yes Antonio, I was interested in the fact that while I came in at 11.16% my national employees who make a fraction of what I do landed in the 14.76% range. This means that the rich are very rich until you drop to less than $50 per month and then you find most of the people of the world! Such a disparity is a great challenge to us to use the resources we have wisely for Kingdom that we will truly be a blessing to others.

Ashley said...

Wow! That truly puts things in a different light.

GuyMuse said...

Antonio, Strider, and Ashley,

Thanks to each of you for stopping by and leaving your comments. The Psalmist says, we are blessed so that we might be a blessing to the world. What we have been entrusted with is an awesome responsibility. I personally feel the way we handle what God has entrusted us today, is a clear indication of how little/much he can entrust us for tomorrow.