If each of the 8 million jws gave $1 each
How many of the 8 million jws are giving any money at all and how many are just numbers on a database somewhere because they dont want to be shunned ?
I have been told that if you are inactive you are no longer counted. Not sure if that is true. I imagine there are many that give nothing at all. When I was growing up my father was the accounts servant and he often wrote cheques to cover expenses because the donations did not cover it. That was back in the 80s.
Sorry but a lot of JWs don't give any money. I for one never gave much at all until right before I woke up, friends have told me they never really gave anything either and were in the US. Also there maybe 8 million JWs, but, take out the kids the awake ones and your only at about 5 million .
Factor in their crazy math and there maybe even less. I'm thinking that there maybe only about 2 million JWs in a position to give any real amount of money to the cult, third world members would not have much of anything to give.
In my experience, in a Cong of 100 pubs, about 10-12 carry the load financially. The majority are older ones, esp older widows who are still enjoying the fruits of their husbands pension and investments/savings. Esp elderly single women who had "worldly" hubbys. There are also the few JWs who are financially successful. Some made it before converting to JWs. Some (mostly self employed) who have developed successful businesses. (Which is why I think so many JWs are self-employed and think they will "hit it" too.)
My attitude is that, if there is money to throw away on damnation for the whole world, there is money to buy and keep more silver. Hence, they do not get anything out of me.