## Thursday, October 28, 2010

### You're Rich

http://www.globalrichlist.com/

I often like reminding people that they are in the top 10% of the world in terms of wealth, just by living in the US.  Of course, like everything I say, that is just something I made up.  So I decided to get around to doing a search to back it up.  Median income for highschool grad > 25 years old working full time in the US is $31,539. According the the global rich list site that income would put them at the "375,759,196 richest person in the world" or "TOP 6.26%". Median income for a BA degree of$50k, puts you in the top 0.98%.  The magic income to put you in the top 10% is \$25k.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_income_in_the_United_States

#### 1 comment:

1. Income != Wealth != Rich.