Talking about the Riches (worldwide) ...
How much is one Billion?
How much is one Billion is a pretty commonly asked question as per search engine statistics. Here is a quick reference table for those seeking an answer to this question:
One Billion is 1000,000,000 (109)
1 Thousand = 1,000 (103)
1 Million = 1,000,000 (106)
1 Billion = 1,000,000,000 (109)
1 Trillion = 1,000,000,000,000 (1012)
1 Quadrillion = 1,000,000,000,000,000 (1015)
1 Quintillion = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 (1018)
The World's richest man (keeps changing often) as per an article has 64 Billion dollars. The world's population is close to 6 Billion. And there are less than 1000 Billionaires in the world (as of this year), which is a drop from last year where there were around 1150 (approx).
So as you can see there is room up there for more people to be. What are you doing different than the rest that can put you in that group one day? Just answering this question would be nice as you need to work towards something to be there. Whoever made in that group worked their way up and even though they were not sure if they will make it among the top 10, they worked towards it. Surprisingly Larry Page and / or Sergey Brin (Co-Founders of Google, the number 1 company in the world) are not among the top 10 yet. But at the speed that they are headed, they'll be there soon.
But think about it Google Inc has been in business for more than 10 years now and still the owners are not the richest, so it is interesting to see how it takes time to get there ... and Assuming they will be there in the next 15 years, 25 years of struggle to be among the richest men in the world is totally justified, despite the fact that they are also living the same days, months, hours, and minutes as an average man does. But their wealth is just multiplying, and most others are struggling and maybe will keep struggling for the rest of their life.
Having goals is important, knowing what you can offer to the world is important, think of it - if you could make $10 off each person in the world, you'll be in the top 3 richest people in the world. Look at a list of the top 10 Richest Men in the world, you'll see how YOU have paid each one of them yourself (directly or indirectly), so you've helped them become rich. Nobody can debate paying Bill Gates over and over again (still paying)
"Technically, all you need is a service or product, that everyone would want to pay you for". So give your mind a chance to go beyond it's limits (that you have defined) and think of it globally, what could you do that a huge majority would need 10 years from now. A untamed imagination can help you think of stuff you need, but just don't have - light bulb, telephone, airplanes, cars, cell phones, computers are all inventions based on our needs - "Necessity is the Mother of invention". Even bottled water (Poland Spring, etc) are a concept that took shape and as world pollution increased, so did their sales and I know many many people who just drink regular water from our taps any more. So let your imagination freely go and find you answers to what in this world could be a "must have" item and see what you could do about it - "Where there is a will, there is a Way".
My intent for this article is to help you open your mind to the fact that your brain has the same structure, composition, etc as those that are among the top few. They thought about stuff, and then took action on it. Thinking is the key. I strongly feel, if 100 average people read this article and get motivated, and spend ten minutes everyday for one year, to just think of what can be done, there will be at least 2 people who would hit it big in life. If you are one of those 2, do come back and let me know. So bookmark this page as you never know ...