Hereâ€™s something to think about from Paulâ€™s â€œSunday Funniesâ€
Michael Jordan having "retired," with $40 million in endorsements, he makes $178,100 a day, working or not. If he sleeps 7 hours a night, he makes $52,000 every night while visions of sugarplums dance in his head. If he goes to see a movie, it’ll cost him $7.00, but he’ll make $18,550 while he’s there. If he decides to have a 5-minute egg, he’ll make $618 while boiling it. He makes $7,415/hour more than minimum wage.
If he wanted to save up for a new Acura NSX ($90,000) it would take him a whole 12 hours. If someone were to hand him his salary and endorsement money, they would have to do it at the rate of $2.00 every second.
He’ll probably pay around $200 for a nice round of golf, but will be reimbursed $33,390 for that round. He’ll make about $19.60 while watching the 100-meter dash in the Olympics and about $15,600 during the Boston Marathon. This year, he’ll make more than twice as much as all U.S. past Presidents for all of their terms combined. Amazing isn’t it?
However…If Jordan saves 100% of his income for the next 500 years, he’ll still have less than Bill Gates has at this very moment. Game over. Nerd wins.