Each year Parade Magazine puts out their "What People Earn" special. It gives you a peek inside the many jobs that American hold and the paychecks associated with those everyday people. We've also included a few celebrities into the mix to see how everyone lives.
The U.S. Census Bureau announced last year that the real median household income in the United States increased to $59,039, an increase in real terms of 3.2 percent. This is different than individual earnings as there could be mulitple people contributing to that $59,000 figure.
Additionally, its imperative to note where people are living, as the cost of living could be significantly different for someone living in New York City vs someone living in rural parts of America.
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Richard Boddington, 50
Feature film producer/director/writer, Phoenix Wilder and the Great Elephant Adventure
“I first became aware of the severity of the elephant poaching crisis while on a trip to South Africa in 2014. I then got the idea to make a movie about a boy and his elephant who team up to take down the poachers. I believe that cinema can be used to both entertain and make the world’s public aware of serious environmental issues.”