March 4, 2009

Want to You Know How Rich You Are? Here’s Help!

On Global Rich List you get to know how rich you are as compared to others in the world. You just need to enter your annual income and you will see how much percent of the people in world are earning more and how much are earning lesser than you. It also tells you the percent of the total world population which has the same level of income as yours.
The calculations are based on figures from the World Bank Development Research Group. To calculate the most accurate position for each individual they have assumed that the world's total population is 6 billion and the average worldwide annual income is $5,000.
This unique initiative is taken by a London based company – Poke. They say that they built this site to challenge people's perception of their personal wealth. Also the company (along with CARE International UK) is raising some donation money for the needy through this site.

Here’s what we calculated from the rich list-
A majority of the world population (46% approx.) earns between US$ 400 – 1000 per year and only 0.66% earn US$ 100,000 or more in one year- quite amazing!!


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