Chances are, if you are reading this post you are doing pretty doggone well. You have access to electricity, and a sheltered place to store a computer. That puts you in fairly elite company when compared to the world at large.
There is a website that will use income or wealth to give a world ranking: http://www.globalrichlist.com/ . A natural tendency is to think locally, but it can be eye-opening to think about wealth globally.
To reach the lofty stratosphere of the TOP 1% in global income takes an annual salary in USD of $31,100.
To reach the lofty level of the TOP 10% in global income takes an annual salary of $13,200.
The only way to determine if one is doing better than others is to compare. But choosing who to compare will determine the outcome. How many people protesting the 1% (in the US) are themselves in the 1% (of the world)?
On the other hand, the Independent Penguin does not need to compare with others to feel wealthy. He lives on a stable tip of his iceberg that is sufficient to supply his needs and wants. He values stability and freedom. And that alone is enough to feel wealthy.