Category talk:Lists of people by wealth

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Age is difficult to maintain[edit]

I examined all of the "By citizenship" lists of people by net worth and found that exactly 9 out of 56 country lists include age in the list of individuals: Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Monaco, Pakistan, Philippines, Ukraine. In each of these pages, the age is hard-coded, i.e. not generated by a formula based on date of birth and current date. That means that every day that any of the listed individuals has a birthday, one of these articles has to be updated. How well are we doing?

Let's try Pakistan. List of Pakistanis by net worth lists 15 individuals, 10 with ages. Of those, we find:

Rank Name Age listed Age actual
1 Shahid Khan 64 65
2 Asif Ali Zardari 57 60
3 Anwar Pervez 77 80–81
4 Nawaz Sharif 64 66
5 Saddaruddin Hashwani 71 76

I stopped reviewing after finding that none of the listed 5 richest Pakistanis are listed with the correct age; errors range from 1 to 5 years.

This is no way to manage an encyclopedia. Let's remove the age from the tables of these nine pages. —Anomalocaris (talk) 22:04, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

  • It's not all that difficult. Just change the age to a formula based on DOB -- age|1950|7|18|mf=y -- for DOB of July 18, 1950 GCG (talk) 15:25, 31 August 2017 (UTC)