View Poll Results: What's Your Net Worth?

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  • HK$500M+

    7 3.18%
  • HK$100M+ to HK$500M

    3 1.36%
  • HK$50M+ to HK$100M

    3 1.36%
  • HK$20M+ to HK$50M

    16 7.27%
  • HK$10M+ to HK$20M

    17 7.73%
  • HK$5M+ to HK$10M

    24 10.91%
  • HK$1M+ to HK$5M

    55 25.00%
  • HK$1 to HK$1M

    53 24.09%
  • Broke / Nada / Skint

    23 10.45%
  • In Debt (-HK$1 to -HK$100K)

    5 2.27%
  • Massively In Debt (More than -HKD100K)

    14 6.36%
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What's Your Net Worth?

  1. #11

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    oh wait...

    It wasn't a wish??


  2. #12
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    Not sure if it is possible but in addition to the Net Worth it would be good to add:
    - the age
    - the mean used to reach that net worth (salary savings, investment in stocks..., property...company creation and sell...)

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  3. #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionrock88
    Here comes the poll!

    EDIT: How do I make this poll private?
    should be private now
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookblogger
    I've voted on your poll just to make you feel better about yourself.
    I take no pleasure in your being broke. In fact, I hope you make a lot of money.

    You have a very cool gig (indie publishing and being an author?) and it would make me happy to see someone like you achieve major financial success.
    Last edited by lionrock88; 15-02-2011 at 09:53 AM.
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  5. #15

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    bookblogger has plenty of $$$$. one of his books has been a best seller in HK for several weeks

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    Age would be an interesting factor as would place of origin. Younger folk from the US for example may be still paying off their student loans and getting shafted by the IRS, someone from the UK in their mid thirties by comparison didn't have to pay for their university tuition (for their first degree), and has their home taxman at bay.

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  7. #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Doe Jr
    Apart from satisfying your own curiosity, can you explain what the broader purpose of this discussion? From my experience, comparing yourself with other people (on any measure, but especially financially) rarely has a pretty end.

    As Morrison pointed out, our previous discussions in this general area have sought to avoid direct comparisons while offering helpful ideas for readers whatever their financial status.

    The case of some members posting their actual net worth on a previous thread needs to be seen in context. The intention there was to help other readers determine for themselves - on a profoundly practical basis - how much money they would need to have amassed to be able to retire. The revelation of his actual net worth by this poster met with the predictable barrage of criticism and cynicism. But as I said at the time, the discussion it generated proved immensely helpful for many people.

    Can you think of some way to redirect this thread to achieve a higher goal than mere comparisons?
    I'm sorry JDJ, I didn't realise my polls required a higher moral purpose.

    Just as others want to find out what other member's salaries are or how many vacation days they have or their reasons for moving to/living in HK, I'm curious to know what people's net worths are. Who knows? Maybe Richard Li and his buddies are secretly lurking the forum.

    This may not be helpful to you but others may find it helpful. To each their own.

    Anyway, this is just an informal poll. There's no need to take it so seriously.
    Last edited by lionrock88; 15-02-2011 at 09:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rani
    bookblogger has plenty of $$$$. one of his books has been a best seller in HK for several weeks
    That's what I would've thought.

    I own a book or two that he's penned as well as several that he's published. The Starting from Scrap book was one of my favourite books of last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rani
    should be private now
    Thanks Rani.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat
    Not sure if it is possible but in addition to the Net Worth it would be good to add:
    - the age
    - the mean used to reach that net worth (salary savings, investment in stocks..., property...company creation and sell...)
    Not possible but that would be great to know.

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