- REUTERS/Paul Hackett
Sometimes it may feel like your whole life revolves around work – and if you want to be a billionaire, a lifetime still might not be enough.
A worker in the UK on the average wage of £28,000 would need to work roughly 35,715 years to make their first billion, according to new data from Budget Insurance.
The company’s “The World’s Richest: How Do They Compare” report used July 2017 data from Forbes to examine the characteristics of the 10 richest people in the world, including their age, net worth, and the number of cars and properties they own.
The report revealed that the net worth of the 10 richest people in the world has increased by $26.88 billion (£19.82 billion) (78%) over the last decade, while the average net worth of the world’s current top 10 richest is $61.28 billion (£45.2 billion).
Meanwhile, the average British person currently has a net worth of £147,134.
Better re-think that year off.