You want a raise, right? You think:
“Just [fill in the blank] dollars more and I could finally get that [fill in the blank]."
Yeah, me too… But sometimes we all just need a little perspective – a reality check to reminds us of how fortunate we are in comparison to others.
GlobalRichList.com ranks your wealth on the global scale. By simply entering your annual income you can learn where you stand in comparison to the rest of humanity. It’s pretty humbling. For example, if you make $75,000 a year, GlobalRichList.com categorizes you as the 49,322,169th richest person in the world, representing the top .82 percent in income.
Skeptical? Check out the How do we calculate it? section of the site, where these guys cover their bases. But although accuracy in this endeavor is important, the goal of the site (as stated in the “Why we do it” section) amounts to more than just FYI: you’re rich. They also want people to:
“give some of their extra money to a worthwhile charity.”
And they show you ways to do just that. The remainder of the site is dedicated to statistics and ideas showing just how far some extra cash can go. Just to clarify, this is not a web 2.0 application.
Many thanks to Poke, the London-based company behind the site, for reminding us all to be grateful for and generous with what we have. Hey Mike Arrington, run your numbers in GlobalRichList.com and let us know where you rank!