Any business owner knows that making your entrepreneurial endeavours pay off involves long weeks of hard work, often involving extended hours and sacrificing time off following your initial launch. They say nothing worth doing is easy – and, in business, this is certainly the case.
As business becomes more consistent over time, CEOs are often able to hand over some of their responsibilities to a team and take a step back, enjoying a little more leisure time again. However, in order to keep making money, they of course still need to keep up the hard work.
For the world’s very top businessmen, however, their daily earnings have snowballed into such dizzying heights that they could cease to work another day for the rest of their life and still never run out of money. The net worth of famous CEOs is one thing, but how much are they really earning?
Check out how the daily salary of business’ biggest players break down here.
How Much Does Bill Gates Make In A Day?
Bill Gates has been a billionaire for over three decades, making his perhaps the most consistent name featured in ‘World’s Richest’ lists across the internet. His estimated net worth is $91.3 billion – but how does this work out per day?
Forbes reported a $4 billion increase in Gates’ net worth across 2017 to 2018. Working off a yearly wage of $4 billion, this means Gates would earn $10,959,000 per day – that’s $456,625 an hour, $7,160 a minute and $127 per second! Yes, if Gates dropped a $100 bill on the ground, it would literally not be worth the time he spent to pick it up – and he’s not the only one where that’s the case.
How Much Does Warren Buffett Make In A Day?
Arguably the world’s most famous and successful investor, Buffett has an estimated net worth of around $101.9 billion! According to an article by CNBC, his net worth improve by $12.7 billion in 2013 alone, meaning that he may have been earning up to $37,000,000 in a single day.
It’s an absurdly huge daily wage and it breaks down equally absurdly into hours and minutes. Working off this figure, Buffett may have been earning $1,500,000 per hour – roughly $25,000 per minute or $416 per second. Again, this was in 2013, so these figures may have increased even further in the years since.
How Much Does Mark Zuckerberg Make In A Day?
The youngest businessman to break into the list of the world’s top 10 richest figures is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who amassed his wealth incredibly quickly despite the social media network being free to all users.
It’s estimated that Mark Zuckerberg could be making between $6 million to $12 million per day, with these figures varying due to the fact that much of his earning is tied to the changing value of Facebook stock. However, even with the market changing day to day, it’s still reported that Zuckerberg’s earnings come out at about $3 billion per year. Assuming Zuckerberg earned a mid-range estimated figure of $9,000,000 per day, that’s $375,000 an hour, $6,250 per minute and $104 a second. Again, that’s all from stocks – Zuckerberg’s official yearly wage from Facebook is just $1.
How Much Does Elon Musk Make In A Day?
He’s the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and the world’s second richest man, with an estimated net worth of $176 billion. So, how much does Elon Musk actually earn?
It’s reported that between April 2020 and April 2021, Musk amassed a mind-boggling $383,000,000 every single day. That’s almost $16,000,000 every hour, $265,972 a minute and an incredible $4,432 per second. Given that Musk has been on a mission to sell all of his belongings over the last year, too, we have to wonder what he’s doing with all of this money – perhaps saving for that all-important mission to Mars?
How Much Does Jeff Bezos Make In A Day?
Topping the list of the world’s richest men is, of course, Amazon CEO (and aspiring astronaut) Jeff Bezos. Given that Amazon is estimated to see around $385,000,000 worth of sales every day, it’s unsurprising that a lot of the money earned makes its way to Bezos.
All this allows for Bezos to earn an estimated $321,000,000 per day, which breaks down to around $149,353 per minute and $2,500 every second.
We certainly wouldn’t mind getting in on that ourselves….