Chart: How Much Income Do You Need To Be Rich?

From Slate:


Good demonstration of how one’s perception of wealth is largely determined by their current income situation.  So, for a majority (54%) earning under $30,000, they believe one can be wealthy with an income under $100,000 while only 2% of people earning $100,000 believe that.

This would be an interesting question to ask students, some of whom may not know the specifics of their family’s income situation.