Nov 9 2012

Top 10 States with Biggest Gap in Wealth

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | Tips | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 01:38

Ever wondered which areas of the country have the biggest gap between those with the highest income and lowest income?  The team at 24/7 Wall Street put together a list that ranked each state by the biggest gap in wealth.  Some states would immediately be considered due to the large number of millionaire’s. Other states are surprising due to not being known for having such large gaps in wealth. 

Here are the Top 10 States with largest gap in wealth:

1.     New York 

Median household income: $55,246 (16th highest)

Households earning $200,000+: 8.0 percent (6th highest)

Population living below poverty line: 16.0 percent (21st highest)

2.     Connecticut

Median household income: $65,753 (4th highest)

Households earning $200,000+: 11.2 percent (the highest)

Population living below poverty line: 10.9 percent (5th lowest)

3.     Louisiana 

Median household income: $41,734 (7th lowest)

Households earning $200,000+: 3.5 percent (17th lowest)

Population living below poverty line: 20.4 percent (3rd highest)

4.     New Mexico

Median household income: $41,963 (8th lowest)

Households earning $200,000+: 3.4 percent (tied for 15th lowest)

Population living below poverty line: 21.5 percent (2nd highest)

5.     California 

Median household income: $57,287 (10th highest)

Households earning $200,000+: 7.8 percent (7th highest)

Population living below poverty line: 16.6 percent (18th highest)

6.      Florida
Median household income: $44,299 (14th lowest)
Households earning $200,000+: 4.4% (19th highest)
Population living below poverty line: 17.0% (17th highest)

7.      Massachusetts
Median household income: $62,859 (5th highest)
Households earning $200,000+: 9.9% (4th highest)

Population living below poverty line: 11.6% (9th lowest)

8.     Texas
Median household income: $49,392 (25th highest)
Households earning $200,000+: 5.4% (16th highest)
Population living below poverty line: 18.5% (11th highest)

9.     Georgia
Median household income: $46,007 (18th lowest)
Households earning $200,000+: 4.3% (21st highest)
Population living below poverty line: 19.1% (5th highest)
 

10. Tennessee
Median household income: $41,693 (6th lowest)
Households earning $200,000+: 3.4% (tied for 15th lowest)
Population living below poverty line: 18.3% (12th highest)

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Jun 26 2012

Top 10 Richest People in the World

 Are you rich enough to buy your own Hawaiian island?  If you are on this Top 10 list of richest people in the world, you just may be able to purchase an island in Hawaii.   According to Forbes, these billionaires have made their money from telecommunications to software to clothing.  It just shows that there are many ways to make a billion. So get back to work on your latest get rich scheme and maybe you will be the next name on this list of the Top 10 richest people in the world from 2011.

1.     Carlos Slim : $69Billion telecommunications

 

2.     Bill Gates : $61B , Microsoft

 

3.     Warren Buffett : $44B , Berkshire Hathaway

 

4.     Bernard Arnault : $41B , LVMH Moet Hennessy

 

5.     Armancio Ortega : $37.5B , Zara International

 

6.     Larry Ellison : $36B , Oracle

 

7.     Eike Batista : $30B , mining and oil industries

 

8.     Stefan Persson : $26B , clothing chain H&M

 

9.     Li Ka-shing : $25.5B , diversified industries

 

10.   Karl Albrecht : $25.4B , discount supermarket chain Aldi Group

 

Who did you think would have been on the list that was not?

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Mar 3 2012

Top 10 Richest US Presidents

Which presidents were worth the most in their lifetimes?  A few on the list may surprise you.  The values have been adjusted to reflect today’s net worth using 2012 dollars but it does shine a light on the financial situation of some of our most popular presidents. So check out this Top 10 list of the richest presidents in US history put together by 24/7 Wall Street:

1. George Washington 

·         Net worth: $525 million

·         In office: 1789 - 1797

·         1st president

2. Thomas Jefferson 

·         Net worth: $212 million

·         In office: 1801 - 1809

·         3rd president

3. Theodore Roosevelt 

·         Net worth: $125 million

·         In office: 1901 - 1909

·         26th president

4. Andrew Jackson 

·         Net worth: $119 million

·         In office: 1829 - 1837

·         7th president

5. James Madison 

·         Net worth: $101 million

·         In office: 1809 - 1817

·         4th president

6. Lyndon Baines Johnson 

·         Net worth: $98 million

·         In office: 1963 - 1969

·         36th president

7. Herbert Clark Hoover 

·         Net worth: $75 million

·         In office: 1929 - 1933

·         31st president

8. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 

·         Net worth: $60 million

·         In office: 1933 - 1945

·         32nd president

9. William Jefferson Clinton 

·         Net worth: $38 million

·         In office: 1993 - 2001

·         42nd president

10. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 

·         Net worth: $1 billion (never inherited his father’s fortune)

·         In office: 1961 - 1963

·         35th president

Is wealth necessary to be a great president?

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Sep 26 2011

Top 10 Richest Americans in 2011

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 00:05
Which citizen of the United States has the highest estimated net worth on the recent list provided by Forbes?  The combination of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet is impressive especially since they have started many foundations in order to support the greater good. You have to wonder if any of the people on this list would ever make our list of worst bosses of all time.  So calculate your net worth and see how you compare to the Top 10 list of the richest Americans in 2011:
 
1.     Bill Gates - $59 Billion                   (Microsoft)
 
2.     Warren Buffet - $39B                   (Berkshire Hathaway)
 
3.     Larry Ellison - $33B                        (Oracle)
 
4.     Charles Koch - $25B                      (Koch Industries)
 
5.     David Koch - $25B                         (Koch Industries)
 
6.     Christy Walton - $24.5 B              (Wal-Mart)
 
7.     George Soros - $22B                     (Hedge Funds)
 
8.     Sheldon Adelson - $21.5B           (Casino’s)
 
9.     Jim Walton - $21.1B                      (Wal-Mart)
 
10.                        Alice Walton - $20.9B                   (Wal-Mart)
 
Which of the newest billionaires will be next on this list?
 

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Mar 10 2011

Top 10 Wealthiest People in the World 2011

What does it take to become a Billionaire? The annual Forbes list of the Top 10 richest people in the world has been released and the list varies from tech moguls to resources.  Charlie Sheen may not have made the list, but this is a list of the most winning people on the planet.  

Here are the Top 10 wealthiest people of 2011:

Top 10

Name

Net worth

Industry

 

Carlos Slim Helú

$74 billion

Telecom

 

Bill Gates

$56 billion

Microsoft

 

Warren Buffett

$50 billion

 Berkshire Hathaway 

 

Bernard Arnault

$41 billion

LVMH

 

Larry Ellison

$39.5 billion

Oracle

 

Lakshmi Mittal 

$31.1 billion

Steel

 

Amancio Ortega

$31 billion

Zara

 

Eike Batista

$30 billion

Mining, oil

 

Mukesh Ambani

$27 billion

          Petrochemicals, oil & gas

 

Christy Walton

$26.5 billion

Wal-Mart

 

Who will be the next mogul to make the list in 2012?

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