What could you accomplish in 9.4 seconds, let alone one minute? Jeff Bezos’ net worth increases by approximately $47,060 within 9.4 seconds. This number is significant because it is the U.S. average annual salary. That means that Jeff Bezos earns more than many Americans do in an entire year in under 10 seconds. This infographic uses the Forbes 400 list to determine the wealthiest Americans and then breaks down how quickly they are able to acquire the United States annual salary.
Of course, the net worth of these prolific billionaires is constantly fluctuating due to the stock market, the buying and selling of shares, investments, donations, and life changes, so the math is not exact. However, it does put into perspective just how staggering the wealth of the super-rich truly is. Even MacKenzie Bezos, the former wife of Amazon giant Jeff Bezos, materializes the average annual salary in under 10 seconds due to her acquisition of 25% of Amazon’s stocks following the divorce.