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."
DID YOU KNOW...
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.