Agreed. Anyone here who thinks that isn't as rich or richer than anyone living on the planet in say - the history of this planet is delusional, financially defunct, or spoiled rotten. Right now the vote is about 50/50....good grief have you people ever budgeted your income?
Our household squeaks by on less than that, is raising a family, is giving away 10% of every bit of our earnings, and 30% to taxes and still are on the horizon to be very wealthy at time of retirement. We take nice vacations, and are not over indulgent.
I don't know what you people are smoking to pass $250,000 per year off as anything but rich. Time value of money, budgeting, patience, and even 1/2 of that amount and you can be a millionaire in less than a decade.
If you have a roof over your head, food on the table and a few dollars in the bank, you are wealthier than 50% of the world population.
Yes, 250K is rich. You can say all kinds of things like "not in NYC", "not for a business owner" but there are lots of people in NYC that don't make 250k, and we're talking about take home for business owners - not total sales or anything fancy here.
If you're making 250k, don't be ashamed of it, if you don't like it - go work at McDonalds or give the amount you don't need to charity. I make a little less than half that, but I work 80 hours a week; nights, weekends, & holidays - 100% on call.