Friday, July 30, 2010

Michael's Money

I was scrolling through some folders in my Inbox, and one of them sent me to a website, where I discovered this gem:


Michael Jordan, having "retired" with $40 million in endorsements annually, makes $178,100 each day, whether he works or not.

If he sleeps seven hours at night, he makes $52,000 while visions of sugarplums dance in his head.

If he goes to see a movie, it'll cost him $10, but he'll make $18,550 while he's there.

If he decides to have a five-minute egg, he'll make $618 while boiling it.

He makes $7,415 more than minimum wage.

If he wanted to save up for a new Jaguar XKR (app. $90,000), it would take him a little more than 12 hours.

If someone were to hand him his salary and endorsement money together, they would have to do it at the rate of $200 per 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 $15,600 during the Boston Marathon.

This year he'll make more than twice as much as all the U.S. past presidents, for all of their terms, combined.

Amazing, isn't it?

However, consider this: if Michael Jordan saves ALL 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.

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WEBSITE of the WEEK: Changing directions, here in the U.S., the August Primaries are coming up very soon. The League of Women Voters have a very helpful website at If you click the "On Your Ballot" link, you'll be taken to a page where you can enter in your state and local information, and all the ballot issues will be available for review, as well as a set of questions and answers posed and posted by each candidate for every office. Educate yourself and know why you're putting that "X" next to someone's name in the voting booth!


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