We regularly write about successful businessmen such as Elon Musk, cuddly billionaire Warren Buffet and Jeff Bezos. In those articles, billions fly by and everyone knows that it is a lot of money. But how ridiculous are these men really worth? You only see that when you put it into perspective.
Let’s do that with the wealth of the richest man in the world: Jeff Bezos. The man behind Amazon is estimated by Forbes to be about $ 184 billion. To clarify how much that is, we first write it out completely: 184,000,000,000. So that’s 148,000 times a million. A huge number, but it’s still hard to understand how much this really is.
Jeff Bezos’ elusive wealth
Thanks to MKorostoff, this has now become much clearer. He created a tool that shows how ridiculously rich Jeff Bezos really is. You can find this visualization here. It is a website where you scroll to the right to discover how ridiculous amount of money the Amazon CEO really has.
The tool starts with a small scale indication. For example, it is indicated that a pixel is a thousand dollars and that a small block equals the average annual income of an American. Then you see a slightly larger block of a million and then swipe past a billion. And then it really starts. You now arrive at the assets of Jeff Bezos.
There is no end to it
Be careful not to injure your thumb when you flip Jeff Bill’s billions of dollars. There is no end to it and you will see comparisons along the way. For example, a block is passed that represents how much money the average person earns in his / her life. It is nothing at all compared to the wealth of Jeff Bezos.
Then the estimated values of Beyoncé and Tim Cook pass by. They too can in no way compete with the boss of Amazon. Keep scrolling and you will reach the end of Jeff Bezos’ wealth. In MKorostoff’s tool, this is 171 billion, but it doesn’t stop there.
The richest of the earths
The tool goes further and starts a new bar that represents the accumulated value of the 400 richest Americans. This group accounts for $ 3.5 trillion (3,500,000,000,000). This means that the richest 0.00012% of America earns more than the poorest 60% of the total U.S. population. With 6.8% of their wealth, you could provide every person on earth with clean drinking water and toilets. It is too bizarre for words. So check out this website and scroll further for even more bizarre comparisons. You are busy for a while, but then you know how unfair wealth is distributed.
Want to get an even better picture of Jeff Bezos’ almost infinite wealth? Read here how much the Amazon top man earns per second.