Do you ever wonder who the richest people in the world are? I got into a conversation with a friend the other day, and I can’t remember exactly how it started but we ended up talking about not just millionaires, but billionaires. Do you know how much money a billion dollars really is? I was being silly and I tried to look up how much space a billion dollars would take to store but I couldn’t come up with an answer. My guess is that it would probably fill my house.
Bill Gates is, of course, the worlds richest man with an estimated 46 billion dollars according to a 2004 list of billionaires that I found. I guess he’s probably worth even more now. Can you imagine having that much money? I’d be happy to have a spare $50,000. Then there’s guys like George Lindemann Jr. who only had 1.2 billion dollars in 2004. Poor in comparison to a man like Bill Gates. Actually Lindemann was number 494 on the list of 2004 billionaires. Can you imagine that with 1.2 billion dollars in your name that there are still 493 people who are even richer than you?
It’s just mind boggling!
If I earn, let alone have 1 million dollars in the bank in my life time it will be a miracle. Doesn’t that just make you feel so poor? Billions and billions of dollars and here we are struggling to pay the bills.