Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Global Rich List

I'm broke, or so I think. Additionally, I'm currently freaking out about how I'm going to pay for my last year of law school. I'm paying out at least six times more than I'm bringing in. And yet, based on an income evaluation alone I'm still in the top 14% richest people in the world!

Where do you rank?

To put a few things in perspective:

$8 could buy you 15 organic apples OR 25 fruit trees for farmers in Honduras to grow and sell fruit at their local market.

$30 could buy you an ER DVD Boxset OR a First Aid kit for a village in Haiti.

$73 could buy you a new mobile phone OR a new mobile health clinic to care for AIDS orphans in Uganda.

$2400 could buy you a second generation High Definition TV OR schooling for an entire generation of school children in an Angolan village.

Amazing, right? We're broke, but not really. Check it out: Global Rich List

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