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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 08:22 PM
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30. It says we are among the top .001%.... BS
Try buying a house for cash in Silicon Valley for 3x our yearly income. There is NO way we are among the 107,000 richest in the world.....not possible. I looked at their 'calculations' page and it was QUITE sparse in detail.
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  -HOW RICH ARE YOU? Zywiec  Feb-04-09 06:21 PM   #0 
  - According To This  NashVegas   Feb-04-09 06:25 PM   #1 
  - top 2.88% in the world  nickinSTL   Feb-04-09 06:25 PM   #2 
  - Cool...I haven't seen HyperCard since my old Mac II.  Atman   Feb-04-09 06:28 PM   #3 
  - Wealth is your net assets not your annual income.  county worker   Feb-04-09 06:29 PM   #4 
  - With the boom-and-bust in real estate, Most Homeowners may have a hard time calculating This  AndyTiedye   Feb-04-09 08:11 PM   #26 
     - You can get the market value of you home from realtors  county worker   Feb-05-09 10:11 AM   #93 
  - Top 1% with just my income top 0.5% combined with my wifes.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-04-09 06:32 PM   #5 
  - Top .78% but.......  Madam Mossfern   Feb-04-09 06:32 PM   #6 
  - well, then, we must be neighbors  NJCher   Feb-04-09 08:23 PM   #31 
  - I tried putting in the $500,000 that financial execs are whining is too little  GoesTo11   Feb-04-09 06:32 PM   #7 
  - BS - top - 0.43% I don't think so.  Mr. McD   Feb-04-09 06:33 PM   #8 
  - You're paying next time we go out for beers, buddy  GoesTo11   Feb-04-09 06:35 PM   #10 
  - $150,000 is the top 5% in the US  sandnsea   Feb-04-09 06:41 PM   #16 
     - If $150,000 is in the top 5% and my paltry $17,500 is between 11 &12%  tyedyeto   Feb-04-09 09:43 PM   #43 
        - India, China, Africa  sandnsea   Feb-04-09 10:03 PM   #45 
        - complete poverty would be they have nowhere to live & nothing to eat.  Hannah Bell   Feb-04-09 11:07 PM   #62 
           - 10% on less than a dollar a day  sandnsea   Feb-04-09 11:16 PM   #66 
           - Huh?  Reterr   Feb-05-09 12:56 AM   #72 
              - huh? was there something in my post about most chinese being richer than  Hannah Bell   Feb-05-09 02:14 AM   #83 
        - What do you do for a living?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-04-09 10:06 PM   #47 
  - You can get 25 fruit trees for 8 bucks in Honduras  leftstreet   Feb-04-09 06:33 PM   #9 
  - You can get 100 pine trees for $25 in the USA.  slampoet   Feb-04-09 10:17 PM   #52 
  - Would situations, such as living in a country with UH, be a major factor?  ZombieHorde   Feb-04-09 06:35 PM   #11 
  - 11.5%  sandnsea   Feb-04-09 06:36 PM   #12 
  - i have never gazed, envious or otherwise, at a list of the rich. lol. n/t  seabeyond   Feb-04-09 06:37 PM   #13 
  - Top 12% - but - They have income and wealth mixed up.  SmileyRose   Feb-04-09 06:39 PM   #14 
  - yep - people in those countries aren't paying rent like I am - and I don't spend on the crap  Muttocracy   Feb-04-09 08:29 PM   #36 
  - "You are the richest person in the world!"  ZombieHorde   Feb-04-09 06:41 PM   #15 
  - Yeah, but it doesn't matter.  Mike 03   Feb-04-09 06:43 PM   #17 
  - Top 0.27% but it is not measuring wealth  Still Sensible   Feb-04-09 06:44 PM   #18 
  - So you blew all your money  sandnsea   Feb-04-09 10:11 PM   #49 
     - Not at all  Still Sensible   Feb-04-09 10:55 PM   #61 
        - Are you worth more than your annual income? n/t  sandnsea   Feb-04-09 11:09 PM   #63 
  - That man (or woman) is rich whose wants are few. And because all I want right  kestrel91316   Feb-04-09 06:44 PM   #19 
  - ROFL  NeedleCast   Feb-04-09 06:45 PM   #20 
  - Then you are seriously out of touch with the way  Truth2Tell   Feb-05-09 02:11 AM   #82 
  - Wow, Im above people with large homes, good jobs, food, community, etc.  Oregone   Feb-04-09 06:52 PM   #21 
  - This year top 0.01% ...WOW  Bonhomme Richard   Feb-04-09 07:02 PM   #22 
  - we'd all be a lot richer  spooky3   Feb-04-09 07:43 PM   #23 
  - "You're in the TOP 10.81% richest people in the world!"  TahitiNut   Feb-04-09 07:59 PM   #24 
  - That gizmo is full of it -  Waiting For Everyman   Feb-04-09 08:10 PM   #25 
  - I put in $0  MadHound   Feb-04-09 08:16 PM   #28 
  - !  Waiting For Everyman   Feb-04-09 08:27 PM   #34 
  - Yes, it is  PVnRT   Feb-05-09 08:06 AM   #86 
  - I think you need to refresh the page.  Zywiec   Feb-04-09 08:37 PM   #38 
  - but if you'd been a starving african who put in $0, the result would have been different.  Hannah Bell   Feb-04-09 11:11 PM   #64 
  - What are the 2 numbers?  BlooInBloo   Feb-04-09 09:21 PM   #40 
  - Yeah, but "$500,000 isn't a lot of money" according to Bank CEO's.  johnnyrocket   Feb-04-09 08:15 PM   #27 
  - We're in the top 0.001%...  Scooter24   Feb-04-09 08:18 PM   #29 
  - Don't put in any pennies :)  snooper2   Feb-05-09 09:27 AM   #87 
  - It says we are among the top .001%.... BS  alittlelark   Feb-04-09 08:22 PM   #30 
  - It's for individuals $300,000 a year probably is in the top .001% worldwide.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-04-09 10:02 PM   #44 
  - I still have a problem accepting it.  alittlelark   Feb-04-09 10:08 PM   #48 
     - You may not be, an individual making that much clearly would be.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-04-09 10:14 PM   # 
     - You may not be, an individual making that much clearly would be.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-04-09 10:14 PM   #50 
        - I am not an individual - I am part of a family of 4  alittlelark   Feb-04-09 10:25 PM   #54 
           - Don't be so defensive. The global rich list is about individual income not family income.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-04-09 10:29 PM   #56 
              - NM real estate is cheap, and a better investment  alittlelark   Feb-04-09 10:43 PM   #58 
                 - Wise decision.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-04-09 10:44 PM   #59 
  - I think this is compared to people (a lot) around the globe who can barely eat  Reterr   Feb-05-09 01:00 AM   #73 
  - Weird model. It's got a kink in it around $20k - $40k.  BlooInBloo   Feb-04-09 08:23 PM   #32 
  - Their numbers are deceptive because they are only looking at INCOME  New Dawn   Feb-04-09 08:26 PM   #33 
  - That's clever  JerseygirlCT   Feb-04-09 08:27 PM   #35 
  - Top 14.82% GROSS, Top 80% NET (because it wouldn't go any lower.)  readmoreoften   Feb-04-09 08:36 PM   #37 
  - I got it down to $100 dollars.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-05-09 01:54 AM   #77 
  - As for wealth, Ive heard it this way  Redbear   Feb-04-09 08:52 PM   #39 
  - I wanted to share that link on Facebook, but FB says it is blocked for  Lisa0825   Feb-04-09 09:28 PM   #41 
  - You are the 701,964,412 richest person in the world! You're in the TOP 11.69%  tyedyeto   Feb-04-09 09:37 PM   #42 
  - OMG! I'm in the top 1 percent.  Incitatus   Feb-04-09 10:06 PM   #46 
  - You are the 34,567,347 richest person in the world! You're in the TOP 0.57%  Ioo   Feb-04-09 10:15 PM   #51 
  - I haven't checked my Lotto tickets yet.  lpbk2713   Feb-04-09 10:18 PM   #53 
  - Distorted picture  Warren Stupidity   Feb-04-09 10:27 PM   #55 
  - Thats a great graphic on US income inequality  Redbear   Feb-04-09 11:56 PM   #69 
  - Uh, no. 50% of the world would be between the 0 and 50 yard line  Warren Stupidity   Feb-06-09 06:48 AM   #105 
  - How is this relevant to the more than 6,758,551,479 people worldwide  Zywiec   Feb-05-09 09:59 AM   #92 
     - The the line on the bottom is flatter..  Warren Stupidity   Feb-06-09 06:45 AM   #104 
  - Top 2.3%, I really do feel I'm rich  madville   Feb-04-09 10:34 PM   #57 
  - not very  greenbriar   Feb-04-09 10:54 PM   #60 
  - So ridiculous as many have pointed out.  ContinentalOp   Feb-04-09 11:15 PM   #65 
  - On your next vacation  sandnsea   Feb-04-09 11:21 PM   #67 
  - It would be great fun to explain to the 2.6 billion people without basic sanitation  Redbear   Feb-04-09 11:29 PM   #68 
  - That's good stuff.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-05-09 01:55 AM   #78 
  - It seems like there is a disconnect among many here doesn't it?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-05-09 01:56 AM   #79 
  - Sure, I wonder how many of the billions in China, Africa and India have  Zywiec   Feb-05-09 06:37 AM   #85 
  - You're in the TOP 2.59% richest people in the world!  rndmprsn   Feb-05-09 12:04 AM   #70 
  - I'm so rich I have a house to keep me up at night worrying about losing it.  Maru Kitteh   Feb-05-09 12:04 AM   #71 
  - I'M RICH I'M RICH  underseasurveyor   Feb-05-09 01:08 AM   #74 
  - You're in the TOP 0.85% richest people in the world!  ninja8590   Feb-05-09 01:14 AM   #75 
  - so misleading  Two Americas   Feb-05-09 01:50 AM   #76 
  - Your American privilege is showing  lukasahero   Feb-05-09 09:59 AM   #91 
     - uh huh  Two Americas   Feb-05-09 12:48 PM   #103 
  - " You're in the TOP 0.94% richest people in the world !! "  Breeze54   Feb-05-09 01:59 AM   #80 
  - It is largely accepted today...  pork medley   Feb-05-09 02:04 AM   #81 
  - I am ranked 773,071,647 (top 12.88%) with my retail job.  Lucian   Feb-05-09 02:49 AM   #84 
  - Wow!  ProfessorGAC   Feb-05-09 09:28 AM   #88 
  - 52,347,878...  SidDithers   Feb-05-09 09:30 AM   #89 
  - This thread is a perfect example of the self-centered obliviousness of Americans  lukasahero   Feb-05-09 09:42 AM   #90 
  - We don't live in the rest of the world. We live here and we have to  county worker   Feb-05-09 10:15 AM   #96 
     - We don't live in the rest of the world  Zywiec   Feb-05-09 10:19 AM   #97 
        - Did you forget the sarcasm smiliey?  county worker   Feb-05-09 10:26 AM   #98 
           - You said it was irrelevant to measure our incomes with the rest of the world  Zywiec   Feb-05-09 11:03 AM   #100 
              - People are responding to the op with mea culpas not taking into account the cost of living elsewhere  county worker   Feb-05-09 11:14 AM   #101 
                 - No one is saying that we should beat ourselves up  lukasahero   Feb-05-09 11:21 AM   #102 
  - I'm chronically sub-rich  slackmaster   Feb-05-09 10:12 AM   #94 
  - #824,785,999  cliffordu   Feb-05-09 10:13 AM   #95 
  - TOP 0.92%  otohara   Feb-05-09 10:43 AM   #99 
  - 190,434,780  bird gerhl   Feb-09-09 01:16 AM   #106 
  - Not so much here in the USA though...  ddeclue   Feb-09-09 01:18 AM   #107 
 

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