Tall people rejoice!
Here is some more great news about your height (and monetary worth):
…the taller you are the more money you are worth!
If you step into the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (U.S. Department of the Treasury) in Washington D.C. you will see the following poster:
At 196 cm (6’5″) tall I am the same size as a stack of $100 bills worth $1,794,100.
In a previous article, ‘Questions Tall People Get Asked: Part 1‘, I said that the number 1 question I always get asked is: “how tall are you?” and I provided a number of different responses I usually give to this question. Having seen this chart I now have a new response to add to my arsenal of replies and I think I can safely say that if I had a dollar for every time someone asked me that question I wouldn’t be surprised if by the time I reach 50 years of age the value came close to $1,794,100.
You might be thinking this is all fun and games and this chart has no real meaning.
However, according to a study “The Effect of Physical Height on Workplace Success and Income” published in the Journal of Applied Psychology (July/August 2004, Vol 35, No. 7), the authors (psychologist Timothy A. Judge, PhD, of the University of Florida, and researcher Daniel M. Cable, PhD, of the University of North Carolina) claim:
… for every inch taller you are than the worker next to you (same gender, weight, age and job) you earn about $789 more per inch, per year!
Just another reason to embrace your height.
Stand tall and be proud.