Vast Difference Between Millionaire, Billionaire

What’s the difference between a millionaire and a billionaire?

Three zeroes and a comma.

No, this isn’t a bad joke. It takes one thousand millions to make one billion. That’s a huge difference.

Over the past couple of years, especially during the presidential election, one of the hot-button issues has been whether the wealthy are paying “their fair share” in taxes. A great deal of the media coverage and political rhetoric, from President Obama on down, has lumped “millionaires and billionaires” together.

That makes as much sense as putting a housecat and a tiger into the same cage and saying they’re just the same.

The first issue to clarify is the definition of “millionaire” and “billionaire.” Is it someone with a net worth of $1 million or $1billion, or is it someone earning a million or a billion in a year?

via Rick Kahler: Vast Difference Between Millionaire, Billionaire | Financial Awakenings.

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