Someone earlier said Jeff Bezos makes more in a week than you could have earned at $5k/day since Columbus reached the US.
I didn't believe it.
It appears to be true.
This is disgusting.
Also, yes, Columbus did not reach "the US", both because the US wouldn't exist for several hundred years and becuase the area that he landed in was the Bahamas.
I meant to type "the Americas" but I failed to do so. I blame my US education for equating "America" with the US so often that I do it unconsciously.
The point is that A Billion is a lot, and it's a hard number to even really understand.
@ajroach42 a billion is a lot
@ajroach42 *quietly walks up to table*
*flips it across the room*
*breaks a sharp shard off the table, goes to kill Bezos*
a billion is too big to really have a grasp on. when you think you understand how much money that is, it's more
@ajroach42 to put it in seconds: a million seconds is roughly 12 days, a billion is 21 years. And a trillion seconds is 31,000 years. (your milage may vary depending on which billion or trillion you use: there are quite a few different sizes of billions- thanks USA!)
@ajroach42 (the reason I mentioned trillions is amazon is a multi-trillion dollar company, alongside Apple.)
@ajroach42 Bezos’ hoard of luchre is worse than disgusting. It’s obscene. And it’s literally intolerable. We cannot survive long under such a system. These people must be cast down from their gilded thrones or nothing will get better for anyone.
@ajroach42 Is it him personal income from dividends or his whole company?
@kravietz it is his personal income plus the increase in value of his stock portfolio.
@utzer he just got divorced, if you'll recall
@ajroach42 so, this man earns :
- each second 1.63 times the french minimum wage (€1521,22 gross wage)
- each hour 11 times french minimum wage life (€766 694 gross wage for 42 years)
I know I did not take change rate into account, but how cares with such numbers?
"You can't complain about the man if you've ever purchased from his business." is a bullshit ideology.
I don't make purchases from Amazon or Whole Foods any more, just like I don't make purchases from Walmart anymore. I have in the past. If it becomes my only option again, I might in the future.
@jackiemoon @lapis Me: Bezos has a disgusting amount of money
you: Gotcha! You use AWS to say this, you're part of the problem.
Me: ... No?
You: Well you've at least made a purchase from Amazon at some point ever! Still part of the problem.
Me: ...That's not how this works?
You: Chill bro, I didn't mean anything by it.
Which part am I misunderstanding, because it reads like a cheap attack.
It is the increase in value of the shares that he owns, mostly. It is not completely liquid, and if he attempted to liquidize any large portion of it at once he would in the process devalue the rest.
It is still the best current estimate of his wealth.
@ajroach42 every billionaire is a failure of policy
I believe this statement at my core
@ajroach42 J. R. “Bob” Dobbs makes more money than Bezos but he also spends and forgets about and loses more, too. He goes from zillionaire to nothingaire and back again several times a day. It’s not clear that he even understands the concept of money, he’s just very good at moving it around. You can help move some of your money to SubGenius.com and find out!
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