A strip club, for most men, is nothing short of heaven on Earth. Crystal, Candy, Angel, all hugging that pole to tease every single cell in your body, only to make you rain your cash all over them. But how long could you last? Well, if your name is Bill Gates, chances are, the strippers would be dead and buried before you run out of cash.
But really, how long could Bill Gates go for?
Quite long! Let’s assume that he stops making any money right this moment, carries all his wealth to the said club in $100 bills and blows $100 every second for 24 hours, 7 days a week without even a single break… it’d still take him 64 years to blow away his final $100 bill.
Thank you for stumbling upon How Big Are They and today, we are going to be wowed by just how rich the richest man in the world really is!
For a brief period in 1999-00, Bill Gates’ net worth crossed $100 billion, peaking in at $101 billion, becoming the only centi-billionaire to have ever lived. And even the term was coined after he achieved this feat. Today, his net worth is estimated at $79.2 billion.
Speaking of estimation, it turns out that Bill Gates was never really good at estimation, at least his rise in terms of money. He wanted to be a millionaire by the time he turned 30. Unfortunately for him, he became a billionaire as he turned 31. Pssh!
So when are you going to become a billionaire? Now, I don’t know what you make but here’s a reference point to see how long it would take you to be as rich as him. Floyd Mayweather, the highest paid athlete in the world, nets in close to $600 million a year. If he doesn’t spend a dime from now on and earns at the same rate for years to come, it would still take him nearly 132 YEARS to be as rich as Bill Gates is TODAY. I don’t know about you but I am never becoming that rich and I am the most optimistic person you will see in your lifetime.
Being this rich means that virtually nothing is impossible for Bill Gates to create. Even the tallest skyscraper in the world. And I mean it in a very different sense. You see, if he decides against making it rain in a strip club and instead, stacks all those $100 bills to create a skyscraper, the structure would be 110 (ONE HUNDRED AND TEN) times taller than Burj Al Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world (lol). This skyscraper, let’s call it Bill Al Khalifa (because why not?), would be 55 miles high, or 88 kilometers. That’s just fourth of the distance between the Earth and the International Space Station. Talk about living big!
With all this money, though, comes great responsibility. And I don’t think anybody can argue that this seemingly infinite money could be in any safer hands. Why, you may ask? For starters, Bill Gates has donated more than $30 billion, as of 2015, towards charity and philanthropic causes. Only 17 people in the entire world are worth more than what Gates has given away to charity. Even more than the net worth of Steve Ballmer, his own successor at Microsoft.
And it doesn’t end here. Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda Gates, have declared that each of their three children will receive only $10 million in inheritance. By this statistic, they are on course to donating over 99.96% of their wealth to charity by the end of their lives. Also, I can only wonder what their kids feel about this decision.
But in all seriousness, all of us aspire to be rich, very rich. But it is hard to give back to the society, least in the way that this man does. He, truly, is the biggest example of being rich yet humble; powerful yet giving.
Also, did I tell you that Bill Gates is one avid reader? You see, knowledge is money. Share this post to spread some knowledge and who knows, you might just become the next Bill Gates!
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