Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh reveals the most shocking sign of ...

The amount of cash you have and your tastes in music don't necessarily determine whether you are rich or poor. 

Nor is it the size of your house, whether you went to university or the kind of car you drive.

Labor's shadow assistant treasurer Dr Andrew Leigh, a former professor of economics who had written books on inequality, said the difference between rich and poor was determined by a number of a different kind.

The amount of cash you have and your tastes in music don't necessarily determine whether you are rich or poor (Sydney's millionaire eastern suburbs enclave of Point Piper pictured)

The amount of cash you have and your tastes in music don't necessarily determine whether you are rich or poor (Sydney's millionaire eastern suburbs enclave of Point Piper pictured)

A wealthy adult was likely to have closer to 32 teeth than a battler, after the removal of wisdom teeth was taken into account. 

'One that strikes me very starkly is that the number of teeth that affluent Australians have is seven more than low-income Australians,' Dr Leigh told the ABC's Q&A program on Monday night.

The Canberra-based member for Fenner said a teenage university student contacted him a few weeks ago after he had posted a social media video on inequality. 

'When we talked about this in a recent social media video a couple of weeks ago a 19-year-old contacted my office and said, “Yes, both my parents are missing a lot of their teeth",' he said.

Nor is it the size of your house, whether you went to university or the kind of car you drive (outer suburban Melbourne pictured)

Nor is it the size of your house, whether you went to university or the kind of car you drive (outer suburban Melbourne pictured)

Labor's shadow assistant treasurer Dr Andrew Leigh (pictured) said the difference between rich and poor was determined by a number of a different kind

Labor's shadow assistant treasurer Dr Andrew Leigh (pictured) said the difference between rich and poor was determined by

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