Quoting *...*...*...*:" Well, I feel like I worded it badly. This persons budget was meant to show how he doesn't live extravagantly ... [snip!] ... to spend all of his monthly paycheck. I feel like it's BS. And his perception of "extravagant" has become severely blurred."
I've made that much and more. My income was tied to bonuses so I didnt get a fixed amount each month, but making $211k/yr as a single would be well-off but wouldnt support extravagance.
Making that as a family in many areas in the northeast and some big cities puts you squarely in the middle-class category.
I'm still shocked by how little he pays in taxes. MS must be a low-tax state BUT, i think his figures are wrong in that section and they just might be wrong in other sections.
Regarding charity, it looks like he tithes.
All of the above said, he is clearly way beyond poor but also not rich either. If he is really smart with money and continues to make a lot, he can increase his net worth instead of spending it on lots of "stuff."