Friday, October 16, 2015

Nicer Rich People

There's this odd fellow who invented the 5-Hr Energy drink thing.  He hit a home run in the marketplace, and he's worth billions, personally.  He has pledged 99% of his wealth to helping others.

The guy is Manoj Bhargava; he says, "If you have wealth, it's a duty to help those who don't."

Why would he say that?  Is he right?


Instead of simply giving money, Bhargava believes that personal involvement is necessary.  He's probably right on that one.

And who are the wealthy? Perhaps an important question for each of us.
If your household income tops $10/day/person, you're better off than about 70% of humanity.   
If you have a house and a car or two, a positive net worth and some money in the bank, you're perhaps in the top 10% or so.

If you haven't seen the real world in person, it's perhaps something worth pursuing; personal involvement, and all that.

Here's the whole story Billions in Change