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Subject:  Re: Wealth Curve Date:  9/23/2000  12:03 PM
Author:  wizand Number:  19155 of 734825

Found this floating around the internet. (Just keep in mind that 73.4% of statistics are made up.)

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If the world had only 100 people

There would be:
57 Asians
23 Europeans and former USSR
14 From North and South America 
15 Africans

51 females
30 whites
70 non-Christians
 6 Americans possessing over half of all the wealth
80 living in substandard housing
70 who wouldn't know how to read
50 suffering from malnutrition
 1 near death
 1 near birth
 1 with a college education
 1 with a computer
 3 using the internet
   
And I would like to propose:
 << 1 would have the wealth to retire early.
      (maybe 1 person would do it every 100 years)
                       
wizand

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