GlobalRichList.com relaunches after 10 years and Believe.in’s there to help!
After ten years and over 12 million visits since going live, GlobalRichList.com partners with Believe.in and relaunches today, coinciding with the publication of the 25th Annual Sunday Times Rich List.
The original GlobalRichList.com
Using global data and by asking visitors to simply enter in their annual salaries, GlobalRichList.com presented a different story, revealing, oft to great surprise, one’s true wealth relative to the 2 billion people that the World Bank estimated to live on less than $1.25 a day.
10 years on, The World Bank estimates that one billion people have now been lifted out of extreme poverty (i.e. are now living on more than $1.25 a day at 2005 prices), but there are still estimated to be over one billion people living on less.
The new GlobalRichList.com
For the new GlobalRichList.com, the biggest overhaul has gone into updating the data underpinning the site, including the introduction of live data delivered via the World Bank’s Data API. There is now also a ’wealth’ option, which takes into account property, savings and investments, instead of just pure income.
Once your details have been inputted, new animations make complex calculations intuitive and the general, aesthetic overhaul belies a design that now supports smartphones, tablets and desktop use.
And so, re-designed and built for the modern, social web and armed with brand new data, Globalrichlist.com relaunches to not just continue to remind us of our good fortune, but to work with Believe.in to raise money and awareness for the huge population of the world who struggle to make ends meet.
With Believe.in, visitors will be able to quickly donate directly to Care International who help tackle the effects of wealth inequality in over 87 countries worldwide.
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