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For years Forbes has been tracking the wealth of the riches people in the world. Back in the day, you just had to have like $75 million to make it on the list. Now to get even on the low end, $1 billion is needed.

Some financial experts think that as billionaires become more commonplace, a select few will reach trillionaire status by 2039.

Having just one million dollars today doesn’t even make you rich. With a million dollars you are barely upper middle class.

A trillion dollars is a million million dollars.

A packet of one hundred dollar bills contains $10,000. It would take 100 packets of $10,000 to make a million bucks.


So who will the first trillionaire be? It could be Bill Gates. At the current rate of projected growth of Bill Gates wealth, he’s on target to hit trillionaire status in his old age.

But there are others that could hit it as well, perhaps Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecoms mogul or maybe Warren Buffett.

Some project that the first trillionaire will be an inventor, someone we don’t even know right now, someone who creates something world-changing, like Bill Gates did with the PC.