# When can a person be called rich?

What is the common definition for economic richness of a person? When can you say John Doe (hypothetical name) is rich (objectively)?

Strictly economically speaking, no philosophical debate.

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For example, the African Development Bank defines the rich to be those with "per capita consumption levels" of >\$20 per day (2005 PPP). That would be around or below the poverty line in most developed countries. For example, the 2018 US federal poverty line for an individual is \$12,140 per annum or \\$33.26 per day.