How Much Could Jeff Bezos Give Every Person on Earth? (5 Crazy Questions)

Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon. He is also the owner of The Washington Post.

Bezos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Princeton University in 1986 with electrical engineering and computer science degrees. He worked on Wall Street and founded, an online bookseller that quickly became one of the world’s largest retailers.

Today, he is vying with Elon Musk for the title of the world’s richest person, with a net worth of over $170 billion (2022). We often get asked, can you put Jeff’s wealth in context? How rich is he?

Here are the answers to 5 Crazy Questions we get asked!

Question 1: How much money could Jeff Bezos give every American?

A: The population of the US is 330 million people, so by our calculations: Jeff could give every American a check for $500.

Question 2: How much money could Jeff Bezos give every person on earth?

A: The population of planet earth is 7.96 billion people. If we were to divide Jeff’s fortune amongst everyone on earth, we would all get $21. The number of people living on less than 2 dollars is close to 700 million, so $21 is not an insignificant sum!

Question 3: How much richer is Jeff Bezos than the average American?

A: The average net worth of an American family is $750,000 (with 3.13 persons per family) at an individual level that equates to c.$250,000.

Therefore, Jeff, with a fortune of $170 billion, is 680,000 times richer than the average American.

If we take Jeff’s total wealth of c.$170 billion dollars and assume it grows at 10% annually ($17 billion per annum), we can answer the following:

Question 4: How many dollars does Jeff Bezos get every second, hour, and day?

A: We estimate Jeff makes around $540 per second, translating into $1,940,000 in an hour and $46,656,000 a day.

Question 5: Can Jeff Bezos donate?

With all his wealth, can Jeff Bezos donate? Bezos’ charitable gifts total more than $13 billion, ranking him among the most prominent donors on record. He hasn’t given the cash away yet as the pledges are made of future donations.

Final thoughts

Jeff Bezos is the second richest person in the world (June 2022), with a net worth of over $170 billion. He could give every person in the US a check for $500 or every person on earth $21.

He is 680,000 times richer than the average American.

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