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If I Were Rich

Ron Blue, Storm Shelter, Thomas Nelson Publ., quoted in New Man, March/April, 1995, p. 16

If you've ever heard someone vow, "If I were rich, I'd give away most of my money," don't bank on it. The stats show that people with higher incomes give away a smaller percentage of their wealth.

Income

Percent Given Away

Under $10,000.

3.6%

$10-19,999.

3.4%

$20-29,999.

2.5%

$30-39,999

1.8%

$40-49,999...

2.3%

$50-74,999

2.0%

$75-99,999..

1.9%

$100,000 and above.

2.5%