It Would Take 2.8 Million Years to Earn as Much as Jeff Bezos
It Would Take 2.8 Million Years to Earn as Much as Jeff Bezos Quartz News recently calculated what it would take for the average worker to reach Jeff Bezos’s $130 billion fortune.
According to a 2018 survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the average full-time worker in the United States makes $46,800.
Assuming that person spends no money on rent, bills or taxes, it would take more than 21,000 years to save $1 billion.
That’s the same amount of time it’s taken for civilization to evolve from cave-dwelling inhabitants to current day.
To reach $130 billion, it would take almost 2.8 million years of work, which is 10 times longer than the existence of homo sapiens.
The comparison is even bleaker for those who work for Bezos’s company, Amazon.
The lowest paid, full-time worker at Amazon makes about $31,200 annually.
That means they would need to work for 4.15 billion years to earn as much as Bezos.