Jeff Bezos, founder of AmazonHe competes for the title of the world’s richest person with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. At the beginning of 2022, according to Forbes magazine, his net worth was $ 171 billion. To imagine such a large amount of money is impossible for most residents. That’s why The New York Times has collected some examples that can help portray the wealth of one of the richest men on the planet.
Intangible asset: stocks and investments
First of all…if you fancy a sea of money swimming in the Scrooge Scrooge, you’ll be disappointed. Jeff Bezos’ money is mostly intangible. Of his assets, only 15.6 billion are actually liquid while 9.15 billion are invested in shares of unlisted companies and 147.25 are in listed companies, certainly including Amazon.
How much do you earn compared to an Amazon employee
To give an idea of Bezos’ wealth, it may be useful to compare his earnings to those of an employee at Amazon itself. Given that a delivery platform worker in America earned an average of $37,930 in 2020, he should have started the business. 4.5 million years ago to reach the boss’s fortune.
Earn $500 per second
The New York Times even goes so far as to think so Jeff Bezos earned $500 per second between 2012 and 2022. A record, for example, could allow him to buy one of the most luxurious apartments in the Big Apple in just 95 hours for a “modest sum” of $169 million.
It is also interesting to see what Bezos can do by donating more than he does today, or about 1.2% of his fortune equivalent to $2.1 billion. If the Amazon founder donated 11.4%, for example, he could feed 13.8 million poor families. And with 10, 4% can pay for public transportation throughout New York.
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