Global Rich List

26-Aug-2010

Ever wondered how rich you compared to the rest of the world? You’ll find the answer at http://www.globalrichlist.com/

You just enter your annual income and it tells you how you compare, and it might surprise you how well off you are. An annual salary of £15,000 for example, will put you in the top 8.55% richest people in the world. It even shows where you are in a line of people representing the world’s population. In case you had trouble visualizing the numbers.

This site is great for generating discussion and debate in class.

·        Are students surprised at their richness ranking?

·        What does this tell them about the distribution of wealth in the world?

You could even tie it in with a MEC News Item such as Bank that loans money to the poor is still successful or Banks to pay out billions in bonus cash.

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