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The 1 Percent

You are the 1 percent.  And yes, so am I.

In fact, the overwhelming majority of adults who work in Silicon Valley today are easily part of the one percent.  Last month, if you were able to pay your mortgage, or pay your rent, buy food and own a car, you – and I – are part of the one percent of the wealthiest people on the planet.

And most of us do little or nothing to serve the other 99 percent.

Yes, with 7 billion people on earth, if you earn just $50,000 a year or more, you are part of the one percent.

Rather than feeling guilty, let’s feel empowered. As the wealthiest one percent, we can truly make a difference – today – to help others:

* For just $8, you can fund 25 fruit trees for farmers in Honduras.

* For $30, you can buy a first aid kit for a village in Haiti.

* For $73, you can purchase a new mobile health clinic to care for aids orphans in Uganda

Yes, there is income disparity in our region, state and nation. But lift up your eyes Silicon Valley; the real income disparity is around the world. To calculate your own wealth, check-out “globalrich” and type in your income. Then go to your check-book and make a difference.

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