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This article was published on April 21, 2013

    Are you in the 1%? This site tells you how rich you are compared to the rest of the world

    Are you in the 1%? This site tells you how rich you are compared to the rest of the world Image by: Oleksiy Mark
    Harrison Weber
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    Harrison Weber

    Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.

    Appropriately timed with the 25th anniversary of the The Times Rich List, Poke London is relaunching the Global Rich List, a site which compares your wealth with that of the rest of the world.

    According to the creators, the Global Rich List was built to challenge the “perceptions promoted by Forbes and Times rich lists that western readers are comparatively poor.” You might be surprised to find how high you rank.

    Go check number now and prepare to come back feeling braggy.

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    Before you swell with pride, let’s put something in perspective: according to Poke London, a family of five living just above the poverty line in the US is actually “the one percent” compared to the rest of the world. Of course, numerous other factors, like high volumes of debt, weren’t taken into consideration with that statistic, but it’s still jaw-dropping none the less.

    The creators tell us that the updated service “uses complex, real-time financial data API’s,” and has a donation component for Believe.in to help visitors contribute if they’re feeling generous with their newfound wealth. Are you the 1%?

    ➤ Global Rich List

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