They say money can’t buy happiness but it’s more comfortable to be sad in a Mercedes than to be so on the sidewalk. But even if we own all the fancy toys that we want in life, we still can’t have it all, as coming across someone who has more than us in this connected age is quite likely even for those born with a silver spoon in their mouth. If you have ever wondered what’s your current wealth really worth in comparison to the rest of the world? You might be surprised to learn how high you rank after using Global Rich List – site that compares your wealth and income against all others in the world, and tells you some really interesting facts about your monetary status. Details to follow after the jump.
Global Rich List is run and maintained by Poke London, a UK based marketing firm that specializes in social media, e-commerce, digital architecture and mobile advertising. Poke cites that the website uses complex algorithms for analyzing data fetched via real-time financial API’s to present the required information to the users. When launched, you’re presented with a barebones interface. The site allows you to see the comparative value of your annual income and overall wealth by clicking the pertaining choices.
For instance, if you want to analyze and compare your annual income, simply select your location and currency from the drop down menu, and specify your accurate annual net income, followed by clicking ‘Show my results’.
The service doesn’t take much time to analyze the data, and the results quickly start pouring in, showing some really surprising facts that may make you swagger around about your current job or business. It shows how well you stand among the top richest people in the world, and what percentage you belong to. It also tells you some other tidbits, such as how many years would it take a person to earn the same amount of income in a particular country, how many doctors’ salaries you can afford, and even how much time it would take you to earn enough to buy a soda. You can scroll down the list to see other interesting things.
The second feature of the app is showing you information about overall value of your wealth, for which you will need to tell it about your equity, and value of possessions and investments in your selected currency. When ready, click ‘Show my results’. The results here are also quite interesting, such as how many insecticidal nets your wealth can purchase, and how many families it can feed in a particular country, etc. The website also allows you donate your money to a charity of yours choosing.
So, if you are curious about your current income and wealth, do give Global Rich List a shot and let us know of your thoughts in the comments below.