Global Rich List is not a new site, but when I discovered it this week, I thought I'd give it a whirl.
The idea behind the site is simple: type in your annual income in pounds, dollars (US or Canadian) or euros and the site will spit back your wealth rank compared with all the people on the planet.
I popped in my annual income, and found to my surprise that I am the 26,252,228th richest person in the world.
At first glance, that sounds depressing, doesn't it? But think that through a bit. 26.2 millionth-ish… on a planet with more than seven billion people. That puts me, a guy who fits squarely in the middle class, within the top 0.41% wealthiest people in the world. That's almost as much fun as discovering that the number of times my LinkedIn profile was viewed is in the top 1%!
Holy crap. 😉 Makes me think about the lyrics from Soaking Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow: