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  • The Global Rich List tool compares your salary with others around the world
  • The average US salary of $44,460 puts you in the top 0.43 percent globally
  • That’s an hourly rate of $23 compared to a factory worker in Ethiopia at $0.25 

Amanda Ulrich For Dailymail.com

When it comes to wealth, we generally know how well we’re doing compared with our peers. 

But a new online tool enables you to see exactly how you rank on a global level – and the results are sure to be eye-opening.

The average US salary of $44,460, for example, puts you in the top 0.43 percent of the world; meaning you earn around $23 per hour compared to a factory worker in Ethiopia, who makes just $0.25 in the same time.

This new tool reveals that the average US salary of $44,460 puts you in the top 0.43 percent of the world

This new tool reveals that the average US salary of $44,460 puts you in the top 0.43 percent of the world

This new tool reveals that the average US salary of $44,460 puts you in the top 0.43 percent of the world

Produced by humanitarian charity Care, the Global Rich List also reveals what an hour of your salary can do for others around the globe

Produced by humanitarian charity Care, the Global Rich List also reveals what an hour of your salary can do for others around the globe

Produced by humanitarian charity Care, the Global Rich List also reveals what an hour of your salary can do for others around the globe

Produced by humanitarian charity Care, the Global Rich List also reveals what an hour of your salary can do for others around the globe

Produced by humanitarian charity Care, the Global Rich List also reveals what an hour of your salary can do for others around the globe

Produced by humanitarian charity Care, the Global Rich List also reveals that an hour of that salary can purify enough water to last a child for 77 days elsewhere in the world.

An hour’s average salary could also pay for a trained midwife to deliver two babies safely in a developing country.

Look at the higher end of the wage bracket, and the numbers become even more startling. 

Taylor Swift, for example, is one of the highest paid artists and has earned $170 million in one year.

That would put her in the top 0.0001 percent of wealthiest people in the world. 

This means she would earn an average of $88,541 per hour – enough to purify water for impoverished children to last them for more than 808 years. 

An hour of her salary could also pay for a trained midwife to deliver 10,625 babies safely. 

Taylor Swift is one of the highest paid artists and has earned $170 million in one year, meaning an hour of her salary could purify water for impoverished children to last them for more than 808 years

Taylor Swift is one of the highest paid artists and has earned $170 million in one year, meaning an hour of her salary could purify water for impoverished children to last them for more than 808 years

Taylor Swift is one of the highest paid artists and has earned $170 million in one year, meaning an hour of her salary could purify water for impoverished children to last them for more than 808 years

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