WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
A Millionaire, a Billionaire, and a Trillionaire recognize each other outside an attorney’s office. Chat reveals each of them just signed off on their Last Will and Testament.
Millionaire: “I feel really good about what I did here today. I’m having the executor of my estate divide my wealth evenly among the entire population of the United States.”
Billionaire: “Wow - great minds think alike. I just did the same thing.”
Trillionaire: “Unbelievable - me too!”
Nearby, the Receptionist is listening. She can’t help herself - curiosity is killing her.
“I couldn’t help overhearing. I want to thank each of you for what you’ve done.
I can’t help being curious.
How much will I receive from each of you - if you don’t mind me asking?”
Millionaire: “Hmm. There are 330 million people. A million divided by 330 million is …
Well, it looks like you won’t get anything!
3 cents! Not worth the effort of paying.”
Billionaire: “Let me see … one billion divided by 330 million is…
Three dollars and three cents.”
Trillionaire: “I’ve just looked at my calculator here and it looks like you’ll get from me …
$3030.30 - Three Thousand and thirty dollars and thirty cents.”
Receptionist is stunned, but she puts on a brave face.
“(Sigh.) I don’t want to sound ungrateful but - you haven’t really done much for my family.”
The three wealthy men look at each other and nod their heads.
“Let’s go back in there and tear up those wills and just spend it on our own families!”
Note: In the American system, one trillion is one thousand times one billion.
At $15 an hour, it takes a working stiff 32 years to earn 1 MILLION dollars.
At $15 an hour, it takes a working stiff 32,051 years to earn 1 BILLION dollars.
At $15 an hour, it takes a working stiff 32,051,000 to earn 1 TRILLION dollars.