Someone earlier said Jeff Bezos makes more in a week than you could have earned at $5k/day since Columbus reached the US.
I didn't believe it.
It appears to be true.
This is disgusting.
a billion is too big to really have a grasp on. when you think you understand how much money that is, it's more
Also, yes, Columbus did not reach "the US", both because the US wouldn't exist for several hundred years and becuase the area that he landed in was the Bahamas.
I meant to type "the Americas" but I failed to do so. I blame my US education for equating "America" with the US so often that I do it unconsciously.
The point is that A Billion is a lot, and it's a hard number to even really understand.
@ajroach42 to put it in seconds: a million seconds is roughly 12 days, a billion is 21 years. And a trillion seconds is 31,000 years. (your milage may vary depending on which billion or trillion you use: there are quite a few different sizes of billions- thanks USA!)
@ajroach42 (the reason I mentioned trillions is amazon is a multi-trillion dollar company, alongside Apple.)
"You can't complain about the man if you've ever purchased from his business." is a bullshit ideology.
I don't make purchases from Amazon or Whole Foods any more, just like I don't make purchases from Walmart anymore. I have in the past. If it becomes my only option again, I might in the future.
@jackiemoon @lapis Me: Bezos has a disgusting amount of money
you: Gotcha! You use AWS to say this, you're part of the problem.
Me: ... No?
You: Well you've at least made a purchase from Amazon at some point ever! Still part of the problem.
Me: ...That's not how this works?
You: Chill bro, I didn't mean anything by it.
Which part am I misunderstanding, because it reads like a cheap attack.
@snaums my wife said this yesterday - if you Earned 5k$/day since the Egyptians built the pyramids you still wouldn’t have a billion. Rich only means you stood on the shoulders of others and didn’t give back.
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.