We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I always have to use extreme examples for my stats classes. Like living in a neighborhood of nice, older houses worth say 150K and someone buys one of them then tears it down and "bigfoots" a 1M McMansion. Did your house's value increase? Almost certainly not, but the mean value went up. They understand that.
There are so many variables. Where I live property values are not high. My house would cost $750,000 in any nice community in California $400,000 in most Eastern cities and $500,000 in Canada. But here it costs $220k and the property taxes are commensurable low.
Another factor is most "poor" people would still be poor two months after inheriting $200K. Most people spend everything they earn and are even in credit card debt. So just as Bill Gates skews the average so do a very large minority of people who cannot and will not manage their money/income. For many reasons this doesn't tell the story accurately.