Is Jeff Bezos Really the Richest of Them All?

Jo Craven McGinty:

“Imagine having a ton of gold in the middle of the 14th century in Mali,” Mr. Bernstein said, referring to Musa. “Just getting it out of the country to buy stuff is hard enough. Even if you can get the wealth out, camels can’t bring all the stuff back that you’d want to buy. I’d rather be sitting where I am with my comfortable middle-class income.”

A nice perspective on insane wealth.


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