To me the most shocking on the list is not the top leaders of the list because they have worked their adult life towards those dollars and it’s based upon companies, stocks, investments and what not… all things that hurt my brain to comprehend. What I sit in disbelief about is Mark Zuckerberg. The 23 year old creator of Facebook, who has an estimated worth of $1.7 billion. Somehow Mark has more money than I think four generations of my children after me will ever possess in accumulation, for creating a social online network that, if anything, has cost me nothing but hours of nothingness entertainment. I sit on facebook for hours upon hours doing nothing truly productive, and even so addicted to the point I have my Blackberry set up on alerts so I know when I receive notifications.
I am a recent newbie to the age of 23 and I feel the only thing I have accomplished is two diplomas, one from high school, one from college, two maxed out credit cards, phone bills and who even knows what other bills sitting high on my desk as I eat ramen noodles about once a day because that is all I can afford. Yet, Mark Zuckerberg can blow his nose in dollar bills if he so desired. One word: UNFAIR.
I seem to have my best ideas while I dream, so hopefully by the time I turn 24, I’ll have a billionaire idea of creating something that expands as quickly as google, monster.com, facebook and myspace has for their creators. I don’t need a billion dollars even, just a few million would do! I won’t be greedy!