How “Rich” Are You?
Occupy Wall Street has been an interesting movement in America, focusing attention on the “one percent” of Americans considered "wealthy."
Wealthy, or rich, comes in many different forms. Rich in money...rich in love...rich in blessings. But, for a survey taken recently, rich, as in money was the question. But not "are you rich," rather a question to get the feel of how much money do you have to have, or make, to be considered rich?
Gallup took the survey and asked everyday people, 1,000 of us, "how much money would they have to make in a year to consider themselves rich?"
The results were rather surprising. Thirty percent answered less than $100,000; 23 percent between $100,000 and $149,999; 18 percent between $150,000 and $299,999; 14 percent between $300,000 and $999,999; and 15 percent answered $1 million or more.
So, averaging that out, the average American believes they would have to make $150,000 a year to be considered rich. Gallup also asked how much net worth makes a person wealthy, and the medium response to that question was $1 million.