It has never interested me what other people are 'worth'; I'm much more interested in their talents, actions, or opinions.
However, it did interest me recently to read that the average Brit' (?) is worth £172,000, which I imagine is based on property prices.
I also read that 9% of Brits have no savings at all, a third of Brits have less than £600, and yet the average Brit' (whoever these average people are?) has savings of £6,757 (Building Societies, Banks, etc).
Low income families apparently have average savings of £95, and high income families of £62,885.
I do find these types of statistics a little puzzling. Who these 'average' people are, I'm not sure.
It is said that an economist/statistician is someone who believes that if you have one foot in boiling water, and the other in a bucket of ice, you should feel perfectly comfortable.
Still, I suppose that someone needs these figures, and someone has to produce them. Whether we're interested in them or not is another question. I'm hardly going to walk down the street wondering if the people around me have average savings of £6,757. Or perhaps now I will.