In the U.S., when it's tax season you're weighing everything from your bottom line to vacation time. But take a look around the planet to see how you really stack up!
Two weeks is only the standard in America. Guess who gets...
35 DAYS: The French top the charts, mandating that employees get a full five weeks.
30 DAYS: Spain ranks next in awarding extended European vacations.
28 DAYS: go to those who toil in the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands. There are no national laws on the books, but workers in Australia and the United Kingdom usually get four full weeks as well.
24 DAYS: are granted to those in the Ukraine.
7 DAYS: are given in the Asian countries of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.
6 DAYS: is the norm for Mexican workers - it's no wonder that in a recent survey, 60 percent of Mexican women said that the best place to meet new people was at work.
0 DAYS: The Chinese are guaranteed no time off for good behavior!
THE RICHEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD:
*GDP PER CAPITA:
1. Luxembourg $62,700
2. Norway $42,400
3. United States $41,800
POOREST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD:
*GDP PER CAPITA:
1. East Timor $400
2. Malawi $600
3. Somalia $600
Who made bank in 2005 (and who's saved her pennies-er, pence)
BEST-PAID WOMEN UNDER 25:
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen
Estimated paycheck: $21 million
BEST-PAID FEMALE CELEBRITY:
Oprah Winfrey Age: 52
Estimated paycheck: $225 million
Estimated paycheck: $50 million
BEST-PAID FEMALE ATHLETE:
Maria Sharapova, Age: 19
Estimated paycheck: $18.2 million
BEST-PAID ELIGIBLE BACHELORS:
Larry Page, Age: 33
Sergey Brin, Age: 32
Founders: Google Estimated worth: $9 billion each
RICHEST FEMALE ROYAL:
Queen Elizabeth II
Net worth: $720 million
IF YOU EARN $31,223 - THE MEDIAN INCOME FOR AN AMERICAN WOMAN IN 2004 - YOU ARE IN THE TOP 6.47% OF THE RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.