Last week Forbes released its annual list of the world's billionaires.
|Google claims that is a picture of a billion dollars.|
OK. It's not like I'm going to count that shit.
The 1,826 individuals have an aggregated net worth that exceeds that GDP of most of the sovereign nations of the world. Which just goes to prove that capitalism > civilization. I guess.
|This guy totally chose correctly.|
|This man here just barely breaks the $1 million threshold|
required for citizenship.
changed his last name from Rockefeller to Christ.
The youngest person on the list is the guy who invented Snapchat. He's 24 years old and is worth $1.5 billion.
|I'll pause here until you're done slamming your face|
against the nearest wall.
|I've lost jobs over less than this, and my net worth is something like|
200 bucks and a bag of Cheetos.
If I gave ten bucks to each of my co-workers, I wouldn't be able to go grocery shopping until next payday. Just sayin'.
I do want to give a special shout-out to Guatemala, which this year gained its first-ever billionaire. ¡órale!
I also want to point out that seven of the 10 richest people in the world are American. And of those, two are members of the Walmart dynasty and two are the Koch brothers.
Meanwhile, every person who reads this blog could live comfortably for the rest of their lives on what Mark Zuckerberg (#16 on the billionaires list) has made from unleashing Facebook on the world.
|I'm pretty sure his monthly hoodie budget|
exceeds my mortgage payment.
P.S. You know how "the 1%" became a thing in the last Presidential election? Well, the number of billionaires in the U.S. actually translates to something like "the 17/10,000s of a percent." So the right wing really hates a lot more of us than they let on.