Monday, March 3, 2008

The Global Rich List tool: find your ranking

Want to feel better about your salary and even better about giving?

The Global Rich List is a little on-line tool to help people understand where their income puts them on a global scale. It can be surprising to find out what high rank a seemingly low American wage can earn! Here is their website and the explanation of why they created it:

http://www.globalrichlist.com/

"We are obsessed with wealth. But we gauge how rich we are by looking upwards at those who have more than us. This makes us feel poor. We wanted to do something which would help people understand, in real terms, where they stand globally. And make us realise that in fact most of us (who are able to view this web page) are in the privileged minority. We want people to feel rich. And give some of their extra money to a worthwhile charity."

1 comment:

cathistegall said...

This truly is an amazing site. However, when I went to the creator's website, they are designers. So, the logical next step for me was to email them letting them know how fantastic this tool is then throw in my unsolicited 2 cents and ask them to assign an intern at Poke to dress it up a little [the design of the site leaves much to be desired]...however, it's true...it's amazing.