The Shocking Difference Between a Millionaire and a Billionaire
As we take in the news of the day, we typically encounter references to large amount of money: $5.6 Billion for a wall, Jeff Bezos's $146 Billion net worth, $21 trillion national debt. We know those are big numbers, but how big? Most of us can't truly fathom a billion dollars, much less a trillion.
If you look at these figures as time, you might find them more relatable - and shocking. One million seconds in the past translates to about 11.5 days - One billion seconds and we're back in 1987.