I want to ask you a question. It's a question most of us don't think about and that some of us are afraid to answer. What does wealth mean to you? Seriously, think about it. What comes to mind at first? Flashy cars, mansions, and piles of cash? Maybe, it's something deeper? I bet that if you let your mind actually focus on this question and get past your preconceived notions you'll find that wealth has little to actually do with money. This week I want to share 3 specific examples to show you exactly how wealthy you really are...
If you make $40,000 net per year most people would agreed it doesn't translate to very much of a lifestyle in our culture. However, when looking at this on a global scale that would actually place you in the Top .57% richest people in the world. That gives a whole a whole new perspective to the 1% conversation doesn't it? Don't believe me? Find out how rich you are at www.globalrichlist.com and you'll see.
Own a car? Maybe two? Ok, no big deal right? 85% of all Americans own a car. However, only 9% of people in the world own a car. You're one of the 9% and if you own two that is an even smaller minority you belong to. You're rich!!
Did you know that 1 out of every 10 people on the planet don't have access to clean drinking water? That's over 600 MILLION people. At the same time, just $30 can give someone in a developing country clean water for 20 years! So, the next time you turn on the tap take a second and realize how wealthy you are. I highly encourage you this holiday season to turn around and bless others as you have been blessed. A great place to start is Charity Water. 100% of the donations go to effective clean water projects and they provide GPS tracking and reports on the projects your donation dollars go to for full transparency. Donate to Charity Water today and take some time this week to reflect on what true wealth means to you.
Question: Where does your income place you on the Global Rich List? Are you Top 1%, Top .001%, or another? Share in the comments below!