According to Forbes real-time net worth, the fortune of Bill Gates is worth $76.2 billion as of 5/10/16. People on average hourly wages in the US would need to work for one million years to earn the wealth of Bill Gates, according to financial website THISISMONEY. While the gulf between the world’s wealthiest and the rest of us is widening, the time it would it would take for average earners to earn the wealth of their country’s billionaire is even worse. In Mexico, people in the country would need to work for over 3.8 million years to generate the wealth of billionaire Carlos Slim Helu. In Brazil, it would take a worker there over five million years to earn as much as the fortune of Brazilian billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann.
Cathy @ Monetize My Minutes says
It is an intriguing way of looking at the disparity between a countries richest and their averages. If it would take an average worker in the U.S. 1 million years to make that sort of money, imagine how many more years it would be for those who are working but still fall below the poverty line.