There are approximately 37,978,000 millionaires in the entire world. That might seem like a pretty huge figure at first. But considering the fact that the entire world population is now close to or has surpassed 7 billion, well, that doesn’t seem like a very large number after all. And of these millionaires, only a handful actually belong to the “filthy rich” category–meaning they can spend hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars without making a dent on their wealth.
When my sister’s nine-month-old daughter took her first few steps alone, the first thing everyone else did was pull out their digital cameras and video recorders to film and document the entire thing. When our particularly mean boss tripped over his own feet and fell face down on the floor, what some colleagues of mine did (before going over to him and pulling him back up to his feet) was take a photo and privately upload it to our group on a social networking site for a few good laughs.