If Warren Buffett divided his wealth evenly among all living people, how big would your check be?
Each person would get $7.36.
Similar calculations can be done with other Forbes 400 billionaires. Say Bill Gates split his wealth with the population of the United States?
What fun calculations can you do with the Forbes 400?
So just how high is the US debt ceiling? According to Wolfram|Alpha, if the amount of the debt ceiling, $14.294 trillion, was a stack of $1 bills, you wouldn’t hit your head for one million miles!
And because we can, here is how long it would take light to travel that distance: