to be a billionaire
An excellent infographic, courtesy of our friends at Statista. I’ve written before about how to become a billionaire. The world population as of 2010 was 6,840,507,003. Only 1,226 of those humans are billionaires, which is – in percentages – 0.000018 percent. The wealth increase in the world’s billionaires has been in their net worth, not in the number of billionaires. As I wrote about in my earlier article, your chances of being a billionaire were far, far better if you were an American in the latter half of the 20th century, but in the first half of the 21st you’ve got a much better chance if you’re not an American. So who wants to be a billionaire? Honestly, I don’t. I’ll settle for hundred millionaire, because I’m simple like that. Hah.