Wealthy Bloggers – April 2010

It is the 1 Year and 1 month anniversary of the wealthy blogger list. I decided to take a look back at the original list to see how we have come. So there is two lists today. One shows those from the original list who are still on it today and how far they have come over the last year. The second list is the complete wealthy blogger list. On the complete list I tried to mark where people have included assets in their net worth calculation. If they include the value of a home, auto, or other fixed asset I added an * after their net worth value.

BlogOne Year AgoCurrent Net WorthVariance
Poorer Than You-38,153.00-35,400.00+7.2%
Spilling Buckets-16,379.0017,387.22+206%
Suburban Dollar (ME)39,249.0086,149.00+119%
1 Mans Money39,383.0088,056.45+124%
MapGirl43,483.0061,309.00+41%
Pants in a Can162,288.00NRY--
Consumerism Commentary201,422.00348,492.00+73%
My Money Blue Book294,379.00NRY--
MDJ319,050.00432,880.00+36%
Enough Wealth370,582.68829,600.00+124%
Boston Gal487,731.20573,826.38+18%
Free by 50550,619.00639,118.00+16%

The Complete List

SiteNet WorthVariance
Deliver Away Debt-37,962.75*+$8,608.70
Poorer Than You-35,400.00+$1,427.00
Money Funk-19,804.00*+$2,025.00
My Pretty Pennies9,240.00+$747.00
Spilling Buckets17,387.22*+$10,880.22
Couple Finance24,261.00*NRY
Punch Debt in the Face37,894.00+$4,369.00
One Guys Money37,970.00*+$3,040.00
My Money Shrugged51,519.39+$3,039.74
Mapgirl61,309.00*+$11,543.00
Suburban Dollar86,149.00+$14,601.00
One Mans Money88,056.45*+$14,753.11
A Gai Shan Life92,299.51-$9,380.48
Me In Millions103,868.88NEW!!!
The Financial Blogger113,444.00*+$1,631.00
Financial Samurai115,800.00NRY
No More Spending120,380.00NEW!!!
Budgets are Sexy151,355.70*+$14,859.02
Pantsinacan240,330.00*-$1,521.00
Money Really Matters266,286.19*$7,071.39
Consumerism Commentary348,492.00*+$34,873.00
Million Dollar Journey432,880.00*+$8,630.00
Boston Gal573,826.38*+$13,841.72
2Million Blog653,587.55*+$39,805.52
Free by 50639,118.00*+$10,615.00
Money Blue Book679,654.00NRY
Enough Wealth829,600.00*+$54,400***
Sun Financial Diary978,231.73+$61,570.65

NRY=Not Reported Yet

* Reported net worth includes value of assets like cars and homes.

***The net worth was converted from Australian dollars to US Dollars using WolframAlpha.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 me in millions April 8, 2010 at 10:17 am

thanks for including me on the new list.
.-= me in millions´s last blog ..Frugal Competition =-.

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2 Barb Friedberg April 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Kyle, Very interesting!!! It’s motivating for all to see folks making their way up the financial ladder. Been reading the blog for a while, great job. You might enjoy The Elements of Investing, Malkiel and Ellis, an awesome and SHORT investment book!
Best!
.-= Barb Friedberg´s last blog ..How I made $500.00 in Ten Minutes =-.

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3 jim April 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Its nice to see that most everyones figures are increasing.

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4 Early Retirement Extreme April 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm

It would be interesting to see two numbers: total net and total net excluding home equity. That’s how the government reports them. It is amazing how much the average numbers drop once you exclude home equity.

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5 Kyle April 9, 2010 at 6:50 am

I will have to think about that one, it is a lot of work to pull everything together already, there is only one blog that actually posts the numbers both ways.

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6 nickel April 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm

There’s something weird with Enough Wealth. Either the NW numbers are off, or the percentages.

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7 Kyle April 9, 2010 at 6:49 am

Guess I wasn’t a math major, I fixed the percentage.

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8 Stephen April 8, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I agree with the home equity comment. Also, although these numbers are very high according to society’s standards, I was expecting a few people dipping into the millions — I’m sure there are bloggers that get to that feat but maybe they just don’t publicize it…?
.-= Stephen´s last blog ..Four Important Way to Build Your Network =-.

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9 Kyle April 9, 2010 at 6:48 am

I know of at least one who has claimed to be in the millions but doesn’t report it. Sun is pretty darn close though.

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10 Monevator April 10, 2010 at 4:43 am

You’re all so brave sharing your net wealth — I wouldn’t like it to be public because I’d be worried about it affecting my decision making.

Agree it’s very interesting from a readers’ standpoint though.

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11 Financial Samurai April 13, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I feel you Monevator. I feel awkward sharing my entire net wealth, so I try and share a portion since the start of my site. Better than a poke in the eye.
.-= Financial Samurai´s last blog ..Why Isn’t President Obama Considered White to The World? =-.

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12 The Digerati Life April 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Awesome! :) Inspiring list. Sun basically doubled his money over the last few years I think…. Lots of other pf bloggers doing very well, I hear… :)
.-= The Digerati Life´s last blog ..Pay Off Your Student Loans While Carrying A Mortgage =-.

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13 laura@nms April 10, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Thanks for including me Kyle! Very motivating to be on the list :-)

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14 Financial Samurai April 11, 2010 at 2:40 pm

That is awesome “Enough Wealth” grew his or her net worth by $500,000 in 1 year! Gonna go check how s/he did it now!

Congrats everyone for pushing forward!

Rgds,

Sam
.-= Financial Samurai´s last blog ..The Katana: Holy Crap! Taxes Are Due Soon! =-.

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15 Kyle April 12, 2010 at 7:22 am

I think part of that may be the conversion rate but he definitely stacked up some coin. He reports in AUD so his change in his native currency was A$580,214 – A$903,164 for a total increase of A$322,950. Still very much impressive.

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16 Financial Samurai April 13, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Very impressive indeed. I’m not sure I could take the volatility of 100% increases, and 50% decreases to my net worth. I wouldn’t know how to budget for anything if that was the case. Perhaps it’s time to convert all his gains to cash and just shoot for a steady 4% rate of return.
.-= Financial Samurai´s last blog ..Why Isn’t President Obama Considered White to The World? =-.

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