According to Dr. Math it would take you over 30 years to count to a billion.
“Counting non-stop, at one number a second, it would take you 31 years, 251 days, 7 hours, 46 minutes, and 39 seconds to count to 1 billion. Here’s how I came up with that figure: To count to 1 billion would take 999,999,999 seconds, because the timer would start as soon as the person says “one”, one second would have passed when the person says “two,” and so on.”
My initial thoughts:
Who counts a billionaire’s money to verify they actually have that much?
Does it take 30 years to verify a billionaire’s status?
By the time they get done counting it, wouldn’t their net worth have changed several times?
What if you lose count somewhere in the tens of millions?
I think about these kinds of things. I suppose now you do, too.
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