We’ve seen some extremely rare and amazing events these past 10 years. In 2008, the United States elected Barack Obama as the very first African American president. In 2014, the world witnessed Kim Kardashian break the internet with a fragile champagne glass. And in 2017, Rockstar Finance launched the very first personal finance blog directory, complete with background information and net worth.
But you didn’t stop by to hear me rant about politics or the time I had to change my number because a certain Kardashian wouldn’t stop calling me (cough…cough…KIM!).
I kid…I kid…
You are here for the same reason that I spent countless hours mining net worth data out of each blogger’s site (compliments of the directory) – to understand how our financials stack up to our peers. This analysis is not a competition of who is better than who; rather, a learning opportunity to better one’s self, financially. I am merely providing information, which I believe is quite fascinating. The effectiveness is in translating the data into knowledge, that ultimately becomes most advantageous.
As of July 19, 2017, there were 368 registered bloggers in the Net Worth Tracker database. Of that number, 262 blogs either flashed a number with no supporting details or the data, itself, was stale (prior to 2017). As a result, 106 blogs had transparently displayed their figures, in 2017, and therefore represent the population.
I kept it simple and bucketed the data into 4 categories (as a percentage of Total Assets):
- Liquidity. Defined as cash, savings, emergency funds, and taxable brokerage accounts.
- Retirement. Non-liquid, tax-advantaged accounts such as 401(k), 403(b), IRAs etc.
- Home. Non-liquid, equity (market) value.
- Other. Other being a catch-all bucket for non-liquid rental properties, vehicles, personal property, private equity investments and one blogger’s collection of assorted backscratchers.
RANKING BY AGE:
RANKING BY AGE, NET WORTH:
RANKING BY AGE, ROCKSTAR CATEGORY:
Sooooo…..any good takeaways or interesting assessments you’d like to share?
If anyone would like to see the data from a different angle, don’t hesitate to reach out.