New York is a great place to live, but unless you are worth millions, it is hard not to feel poverty stricken nearly all of the time. Take your average NYC teacher, making about $45,000 per year. That's a decent income and nothing to be ashamed of-- but in New York, you'd barely be able to scrape rent and a monthly Metrocard, let alone food, and clothing (not to mention the classroom supplies you're expected to pay for out of your own pocket.) Thinking about it can make you pretty depressed-- until today, that is. To restore your sense of perspective, check out the Global Rich List, which will tell you exactly where you stand relative to everyone else on the planet. Take that $45,000 teacher-- according to this list, he's one of the top 0.875% richest people in the world, and there are 5,947,478,435 people poorer than him on the planet. How bad can things really be if you are richer that 5.9 billion other people?
Where do you stand on the list?