'You might be part of the 1%'

Buckner staff came across an interesting article on Relevant magazine's site that made us reconsider how we view wealth. During the holidays, it's easy to get caught up in the shopping, the nice gifts, new outfits for holidays -- and comparing ourselves to others who "have more" or can "do more." Here are a few of the stats that really put it in perspective for us:

1% of the population has almost the same amount of money as the rest of the 99% combined
48.2 percent of all of the world’s wealth is in the hands of just 1 percent of the population.

You might be a part of the 1%
If you make more than $50,000 a year, you are among the top 1 percent of earners on the entire planet.

$10 a day is the norm
Most of the population of the entire world (80 percent) lives on less than $10 a day.

If your annual household income is above $9,733, you are doing better than most
The median household income for the global population is less than $10,000 a year.

Read the rest of the stats here.

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