Giving Money – Am I rich?

What to do with your financial blessings?

Share. Sharing and giving are much more rewarding than receiving. You probably already know that and are reminded every Christmas and Hanukah season when you see the joy on someone’s face when opening a present.  Making the commitment to share your blessings is one of life’s keys to happiness.

Out of 6 billion people worldwide, collectively, only 4% are North American. These 4% are among the most privileged in the world. We have a moral responsibility to others in need.

Are you rich? – Losing yourself to find yourself

Every American is rich. By global standards or comparison, even the poorest citizen in America is much wealthier than the average international citizen. How does this apply to  you? Anyone with an American heritage (living in the USA) is rich. We believe with this blessing comes a humanitarian responsibility to care for those in need both domestically and internationally.  In addition, and more importantly, God has instructed his children throughout scripture, to care for the poor. Below are some supporting statistics that may make you think twice about your financial status and whether you should be taking care of the poor. Refraining from going into the “you are spiritually rich” speech, therefore, you don’t need any money. We instead, have listed a few raw facts that get down to the bottom line.

If you break down the world population into groups of 100, the following results apply:

  • 1 out the 100 has a college degree
  • 1 out the 100 has a computer
  • 80 out of the 100 are displaced or living in sub-standard housing
  • 6 out the 100 control 59% of all the wealth
  • If you earn $10,000 USD or greater annually you are in the top 13% of the world financially.
  • If you earn $50,000 USD or greater annually you are in the top 1% of the world financially.

Most of you reading this website have a college degree, own a computer, live in standard housing and earn more than $50,000 a year. You are part of the 1% that makes up the world’s upper class. You may not feel as though you’re rich because our culture has sold you on the Forbes magazine list or on a certain net worth requirement that defines rich, but the numbers above speak for themselves.

Bottom line – You are rich.