Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Heights of Wealth

I was reading about Bill Gates few days ago and came across some interesting facts(below) regarding his wealth. I could understand the heights of wealth with this. Check out.

  • Pay NBA MVP Michael Jordan's salary for 1,394 years.
  • Give every man, woman and child on the face of the Earth $7.46.
  • Pay every California Lottery prize for the next 34 years.
  • Fund 158 Mars Pathfinder missions.
  • Fund the US Department of Education for 19 years.
  • Pay tuition for the residents of Seattle and Tacoma to go to the University of Washington for four years.
  • Fund the US presence in the Persian Gulf for 11 months.
  • Fund the US peacekeeping forces in Bosnia for 157 years.
  • Buy 233,346,297 copies of Microsoft Windows 95.
  • Buy 1,680,000,000 copies of his own book, buy more with his royalties from those sales, continuing the cycle and easily the best selling author of all time.
  • Make Hanson the most successful musicians of all time by buying 3,529,411,765 copies of "Middle of Nowhere."
  • If he wanted to challenge George Lucas (worth only $2 billion), he could make 227 sequels to "Waterworld," or 35,000 sequels to "Sling Blade."
  • At the median donation for spending a night in the White House, he could stay in the Lincoln Bedroom for 46,300 years.
  • If he wanted to go on a killing spree in Los Angeles County, at the rate that Simpson was charged, he could kill 3,360 people and pay all his attorney fees and punitive damages.
  • At the rate of 1/2 ounce per $27 million, he could pay Mike Tyson to eat 1/5 of Evander Holyfield.
  • He could fly from Seattle to Paris and back on Air France 45,258,621 times.
  • If he wanted to go to a local baseball game, he could buy Seattle Mariners season tickets, all of them, for 411 years, and with his spare change could buy the team and the Kingdome.
  • At Denny's, he could buy a "Grand Slam Slugger Breakfast" for 9,150,326,797 people.
  • If he couldn't get service, he could buy every man, woman and child in China a Big Mac Extra Value Meal, as long as no one "Super Sizes."
  • If they preferred, he could buy 17 billion packages of Top Ramen noodles.
  • He must like coffee, and could buy over 6 billion pounds of French roast at his local Starbuck's.
  • Speaking of a cup of coffee, he could support one of those Sally Struther's foreign kids for 113,341,969 years.

Isn't this interesting?


ceedy said...

Did you meet him?

Jaggu said...

I wish I could. I almost went to hiw town(near Seattle) but could not meet due to time crunch.:-P

sadaf said...

btr luck nxt time....

Jaggu said...


KP said...

dang...dude is retired..i do need bailout :). where can i find him...lol

Jaggu said...

Let me know your number, I will give it to him.:)