Thursday, May 29, 2014

Understanding Bill Gates's Wealth

Neil deGrasse Tyson comes up with a grokkable way to understand the extent of the Gates fortune. Imagine you see a coin on the sidewalk. What kind of coin would it have to be for a middle-class person to pick it up?

You wouldn't bother with a penny or even nickel, right? A dime, maybe, if you're not in a hurry. But you'd definitely stoop to get a quarter, right?

So now relatively... how much money would have to be lying on the sidewalk for Bill G. to bother picking it up?

The answer is in this short video:

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Bill would still pick up that money, because then you couldn't.