The Wealthiest People in the World

This graphic puts the world’s wealth into perspective. It’s fascinating to see what you could buy daily with the total wealth of the 25 wealthiest Americans ($500 billion). 500 trips into space (daily for a year). 502,512 iPhones (daily for a year). 29 million Big Macs (daily for a year).

As the World Earns
Image compliments of Masters in Accounting Degrees

Also quite interesting: The majority of billionaire wealth is derived, deservedly from technology. Second most (less deservedly, and often criminally) from finance. Third most, retail. Fourth most (cringe) from casinos. Fifth most, from media.

Of the 25 wealthiest American billionaires, only 4 are women. Expect that to change over the next three decades.

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